Marshall Goldsmith's FeedForward Tool was created to provide individuals, teams and organizations with suggestions for the future and to help them achieve a positive change in their behavior.
The Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool is very easy to use. The online questionnaire takes only about 10 minutes to complete.
Providing feedback has long been considered to be an essential skill for leaders. As they strive to achieve the goals of the organization, employees need to know how they are doing. They need to know if their performance is in line with what their leaders expect. They need to learn what they have done well and what they need to change.
There is a fundamental problem with all types of feedback: it focuses on the past, on what has already occurred - not on the infinite variety of opportunities that can happen in the future. As such, feedback can be limited and static, as opposed to expansive and dynamic.
What is Marshall Goldsmith Feed Forward Tool?
The purpose of The Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool is to provide individuals, teams and organizations with suggestions for the future and to help them achieve a positive change in behavior.
Based on the responses, a customizable report is generated that provides a rich source of ideas and suggestions about how to achieve positive, measurable change in behavior.
When you place your order, ask for an Executive Summary that provides your CEO with an overview of behavioral trends indicating organizational culture that might be improved, in addition to individual coaching goals.
Experienced coaches are available to help your organization follow up on results found, and to create sustainable improvement throughout your organization and in your bottom line.
Instructions for Interpreting the Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool
The purpose of the Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool is to provide you with suggestions for the future and to help you achieve a positive change in the behaviors selected by you.
Instead of rehashing a past that cannot be changed - feedback - Jon Katzenbach (author of The Wisdom of Teams, Harvard Business School Press, 1993) and I coined "feedforward" to encourage spending time creating a future.
You can change the future. You can't change the past. The Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool helps you to envision and focus on a positive future, not a failed past. Athletes are often trained using feedforward. Basketball players are taught to envision the ball going in the hoop and to imagine the perfect shot. By giving you ideas on how you can be even more successful, the Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool can increase your chances of achieving this success in the future.
The Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool is especially suited to successful people. Successful people like getting ideas that are aimed at helping them achieve their goals. They tend to resist negative judgment. We all tend to accept feedback that is consistent with the way we see ourselves. We also tend to reject or deny feedback that is inconsistent with the way we see ourselves. Successful people tend to have a very positive self-image. I have observed many successful executives respond to (and even enjoy) feedforward. I am not sure that these same people would have had such a positive reaction to feedback.
When you use The Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool, think about its suggestions for the future and think about the ideas presented. Try not to critique suggestions or to bring up the past.
For a moment, try to let go of the past. Race car drivers are taught, "Look at the road ahead."
Who knows? Not only may it help you win the race, but you'll definitely have a better trip around the track.
The Marshall Goldsmith FeedForward Tool does not provide information that classifies people. There are no good-bad categories and the tool does not rank people in any way.
All of the information on the report is derived from your "natural behavioral style". It is a style that takes the least energy and effort, requires the least amount of concentration, and is usually the most pleasant to you. It is the mode that you normally use to react and is most frequently exhibited outwardly in your behavior. It is also how others typically see you.