In 2008, I had the privilege of teaching several consulting leadership courses at the Yale University School of Management. Here is some of the anonymous feedback collected from those classes in response to the question, WHAT DID JAMES DO BEST AS AN INSTRUCTOR?:
He gives positive and developmental feedback. He’s passionate about teaching and instructing.
Great enthusiasm! He cared about our experience and wanted us to get the most from it. He really tried to make us all feel welcome and facilitated teamwork.
James did a great job of leading us towards but not all the way to the resolution. Allowing us to experience and learn on our own. He was very accessible and approachable.
Using examples from his experience to relate to the topic at hand, utilizing a sense of humor during his presentations, working with members on a one-on-one basis.
James had great control of the class. Additionally, I would consider him an effective and powerful speaker. Great job!
He did an excellent job showing real-life examples. He is a seasoned instructor with excellent delivery, and he did an excellent job teaching us about what really mattered in both the workshop and in real-life scenarios.
Great methods to relay the information in a real-life manner, great establishment of authority and credibility, and very approachable .
He has good communication and training skills. He loves his job and has a passion to teach.
Effective instructor, good motivator, fosters team spirit.
Great facilitator, kept class interested, and very easy to talk to.
Had good advice about building your career and knowledge.
Great presenter, available to attendees and very knowledgeable
His presentation, knowledge and individual friendly sessions were good.
Organized, well spoken, on target.
He led very well, was very encouraging & engaging.
Very kind and interested in us as students.
Nice presentation skills, was relaxed.
Never told us the right answer, but gave us options and ideas for us to make our own decisions.
Articulate, knowledgeable and accessible.