Category Archive: Feedback

Four Things I Wish Bad Bosses Would Do

65% of the workforce would choose a new boss over a raise.* Bad bosses: Focus on problems. Treat people like tools. Know it all. Isolate themselves. Can’t make decisions. Need the spotlight. Never… Continue reading

10 Ways to Deal with Distracting Teammates

I wrote a post about standing out. Fitting in makes you irrelevant. Doug responded by leaving a comment explaining a team member who stands out in a disruptive way. Doug wrote, “The problem now… Continue reading

How to Receive Criticism without Becoming Cynical

Leaders are criticized when they take action and when they don’t. Nice critics try to help by pointing out failures and faults, but neglect positive suggestions. Tearing down makes nasty critics feel wise,… Continue reading

How to Lower Frustration and Improve Performance

Reflection is essential to improvement. Curiosity is essential to reflection. Focus curiosity on patterns when improving systems. What difficulty can you predict you’ll encounter when we do this next time? What can you put in… Continue reading

How to Overcome a Negative Past

The past is a weight that grows heavier with the passage of time. Little mistakes grow larger. Offenses get heavier. Failures persecute. The past crushes those who hang on to it. The older… Continue reading

The 3 Most Dangerous Things Leaders Don’t Do

Sincere leaders fall flat because of things they don’t do. #1. Acknowledge when it isn’t working. Fear of failure prevents leaders from acknowledging failure. Tenacity keeps leaders doing things that aren’t working. You rose… Continue reading