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Podcast0EP 41: Honest, Direct and Timely Leadership with Farrah Rifelj


Oftentimes, businesses are able to locate a problem, but are unsure of where to begin when it comes to solving it. Instead of attacking the issue head-on, they wait for the issue to worsen. However, through good management and appropriate solutions, it is possible to hold your team and leadership accountable so that these problems are handled and prevented. Here to break down this topic for us today is Farrah Rifelj, a partner and member of the Management Committee, as well as Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee at Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode

  • What it takes to set up a great offense so that you are not only serving your organization, but also the people within your organization. (2:02)
  • Why creating a structured process around constructive and honest feedback to your employees is key. (6:30)
  • How to remain calm and available in the face of adversity so your team feels confident in their leadership. (10:30)

Actionable Takeaway for HR Professionals

  • Be honest about what you can handle and ask for help when required. (20:47)

Actionable Takeaway for Executives

  • Be open to alternative options and keep your eyes open. (18:05)

Ideas Worth Sharing

“A really important takeaway that transcends human resources and employment law … is the importance of honest, direct and timely feedback to employees.” - Farrah Rifelj Click To Tweet

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