Tag Archive: Feedback

Pat on the Back or Kick in the Pants

Some people respond well to a pat on the back, others to a kick in the pants. Mary practically ignores, “The way you handled Bob’s objection was beautiful.” But, she lights up and leans… Continue reading

Authenticity: 7 Ways to Navigate Self-Doubt

Developing skills – when you’re empty on the inside – destroys you, especially if you succeed. Empty leaders lose themselves to skills, methods, and strategies. Teach how to be, before teaching what to do.     Arrogance… Continue reading

15 Reasons To Ignore Feedback

Most people aren’t qualified to give you feedback. At least it seems that way. You’re feedback is insightful, caring, and helpful. But, their feedback is irrelevant, uncaring, and confusing. Your feedback is right, but,… Continue reading

Leadership Sherlocking

The last time you heard, “Got a minute,” it took an hour and you nearly got fired. Magnifying glasses come out when things goes wrong. Sherlocking what’s wrong: Leaders become Sherlock Holmes when things… Continue reading

7 Marks of Engaging Language

There are no casual words, when it comes to leadership. Every word delivers results. Determine desired results before opening your mouth. Words: Build or destroy. Energize or anesthetize. Push forward or hold back.… Continue reading

7 Forward-Facing Questions to Evaluate the Past

Past tense leaders don’t clarify results or methods, before you take action. But, when it’s over, they critique and tweak what you did. Lousy leaders are wise after the fact. Correcting the past:… Continue reading