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Referee style and Millennials!

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Sometimes leaders hesitate to apply the Referee style.

This Forbes article by Karl Moore and Sema Burney that confirms the importance of regular, undramatic, yet precise feedback, i.e. the very essence of the Direct Leadership model’s REFEREE style. In fact the article tells us that with Millennials this style is even more crucial than before, because they have grown up on instant feedback.

Giving S.M.A.R.T. Feedback to Millennials – Forbes

The articles explains the reasons for remembering to give feedback and suggest a well-tested approach to doing so.



Karl Moore is a professor at the Desautels Faculty, McGill University & an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. Karl has worked closely with Henry Mintzberg for 10 years.

Sema Burney is a Human Resources Consultant, specializing in the areas of leadership, diversity and inclusion. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an MBA from McGill University.


Written by Karin Zastrow

December 9, 2014 at 03:02

Posted in Misc

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  1. Great observation and a reality


    Jorge a diaz lopez

    December 9, 2014 at 03:46

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