Category Archive: Feedback

5 Painful Leadership Blunders Successful Leaders Avoid

The sting of doing your best and falling short is a giant kick in the gut. 5 painful leadership blunders: Believe others perceive you the way you perceive yourself. Blind spots prolong frustration. Powerful influence… Continue reading

When Effort is High But Performance is Low

Feedback is the issue when effort is high but performance is low. Poor performance persists until feedback – awareness and development – confronts it. Feedback protects people from spinning their wheels. Effort, apart from feedback,… Continue reading

The Cure for Tweak-Boss

Don’t come around – after the job is done – with your pearls of wisdom! If you know the best way to do it, either do it yourself, or explain how you want… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Dangling Carrots

Mary, (Fictitious name), was offered the opportunity to earn a seat at the corporate table. A current team member plans to step down in two or three years. She assumed new responsibilities, while still… Continue reading

Seven Ways Smart Leaders Get Even Smarter

Brilliant leaders end up saying, “Doh!” sometimes. Talent doesn’t exempt you from doing dumb things, neither does intelligence. The fool who “knows” is dangerous and destructive. 7 ways smart leaders get even smarter:… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Your Pie Needs More Sugar

This email, from a Leadership Freak reader, arrived yesterday. Hi Dan, … I recently (this week) came up on a situation with a would-be employer and immediately thought of you.  Turning to my… Continue reading