Tag Archive: Feedback

5 Questions to Ask During Tough Conversations

The tipping point between prolonged disappointment and renewed vitality is a difficult conversation. Many leadership frustrations are the result of conversations that didn’t happen. The choice to avoid difficult conversations often masquerades as kindness.… Continue reading

How to Wipe Steam From the Mirror

All of us are blind in part. Some are blind to their strengths; others to their weaknesses. You grow when you see yourself more clearly. Feedback wipes the steam from the mirror. Giving feedback is saying… Continue reading

Buckets of Muck and Other Problems with Delay

Bring up poor performance when it happens or smile and let it go. Don’t keep filling buckets with muck to throw later. Delay isn’t compassion, when it comes to feedback. It may be cowardice.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Bored with Feedback Methods

Hi Dan, Greetings from Ireland. I hope this message finds you well. Can I begin with flattery…(genuine) by saying that your leadership narratives and comments are amazing and always ‘get me thinking’! Thank… Continue reading

12 Don’ts of Tough Conversations

Success includes not shooting yourself in the foot. 12 Don’ts of Tough Conversations: Don’t use “we” when you mean “you”. Never allow fuzzy language. Exercise candor and precision when fuzzy feels safe. Don’t press… Continue reading

I Felt on the Spot During Q&A

I felt on the spot after a recent presentation. During the Q&A, my authenticity was questioned in front of the audience. I give Leadership Freak coffee cups for questions. When I gave her… Continue reading