Category Archive: Complaints

Portrait of a Squeaky Wheel

Squeaky wheels suck the life out of leaders, teams, and organizations while they claim the high ground for themselves. Squeaky wheels have aspiration for others and exemption for themselves. Portrait of a squeaky… Continue reading

Talented People Have an Annoying Side

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” Noel Coward, English Playright Three reasons talent becomes annoying: #1. They’re too much of something. People should be like… Continue reading

The Music of Day-to-Day Leadership

If you want to be a better leader, choose better words.   Power of words: People determine if you are positive or negative, backward-looking or forward-focused, follower or leader, weak or powerful by… Continue reading

37% of Managers Don’t Give Positive Feedback – How to Stop Complaining

It’s easier to complain than take responsibility to make something better. One morning, not long ago, I set out to NOT complain for a day. That morning at 7:00 a.m I met a… Continue reading

Three Types of Complainers – Which One Are You

I wonder if you pat yourself on the back because you don’t voice all your complaints. Withholding complaints doesn’t make you a positive leader. Fun: Complaining is fun at least for awhile. Traffic… Continue reading

15 Signs You’re a Complainer and Don’t Know It

Complaining is about who you are, not the world around you. Ever notice how two people can experience the same thing and have opposite responses? One remains positive, even grateful. The other complains.… Continue reading