Tag Archive: Feedback

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

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

13 Ways to Overcome Timidity and Fuel Boldness

Stagnation emerges where uncertainty prevails. Fear pulls back and congeals the past. But, boldness builds the future. Boldness is the belief that hard work works. Bold teams achieve; timid teams survive. Lousy leaders… Continue reading

20 Positive Ways to Confront Poor Performance

Lousy leaders whine about mediocrity but can’t or won’t have tough conversations. Excellence is a function of confronting performance issues. Call people to rise up or they will leave or lay down. Exceptional… Continue reading

The Five Freedoms of Gratitude

Ingratitude is weak, small, ugly, arrogant, and contagious. Unthankful leaders repel healthy followers and attract the ungrateful. “Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” Immanuel Kant Companions of ingratitude: Fear. Entitlement. Envy. Blame. Anger.… Continue reading

20 Ways to Give Negative Feedback

Growth always hurts. But, stagnation is death. Growth requires feedback. Successful leaders are great at giving feedback. Good intentions don’t compensate for poor execution when it comes to negative feedback. Done well, negative… Continue reading