Category Archive: Feedback

The Four Hardest Words You’ve Never Said

I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want… Continue reading

How to Ignite Fire

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of, “Lead Positive.” (25 copies available. Winners chosen at random.) The first job of leadership is catching a glimpse of… Continue reading

10 Ways to Listen to the Black Dog

Bob Sutton gave me permission to be self-critical. He didn’t intend to, but, I felt great about being hard on myself, after we hung up. We were talking about his new book, “Scaling… Continue reading

How to Eliminate Performance Reviews

Traditional performance reviews are like the Easter Bunny. They don’t really deliver. I wish a Fairy would sprinkle fairy dust over every organization and eliminate this fraudulent waste of time, energy, and resources. Distraction:… Continue reading

Why Busy Doesn’t Work Anymore

Busy doesn’t equal fulfilled. One meaningless activity after another empties life of meaning. We spend too much time worried about what we do and too little worried about why we do it. Leaders… Continue reading

Jack Welch Grabbed Jim McCann by the Collar

Leave a comment on today’s post to become eligible for one of twenty complimentary copies of the new book, “Talk is (NOT) Cheap,” by the CEO of 1-800-Flowers.com, Jim McCann. *** Putting off difficult… Continue reading