Category Archive: Criticism

Dissatisfaction isn’t the Problem – How to Handle Dissatisfaction

If you aren’t currently disappointed with someone or something, you will be soon. Aspiration is dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction is inevitable. Collecting unhappiness is a choice. Make dissatisfaction useful before it suffocates effectiveness. 5 reasons… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers – Inability to Gain Advantage from Criticism

Criticism stings. But the inability to gain advantage from criticism derails leaders and organizations. The closer you connect identity with performance, the more criticism offends. Incompetence continues until criticism challenges current practices. How… Continue reading

How Negative Impulse Triggers Positive Response

Negative impulses are useful when they produce positive results. Redirect negative impulses toward positive actions. Great achievements emerge when negative impulses trigger positive responses. #1. Anger – Openness: Stop resisting anger. Use it… Continue reading

Garbage Stinks – How to Benefit from Praise, Criticism, and Failure

Don’t drag garbage from the last thing you did into the next thing you do. Learn and throw it out. Respond to the present with the future in mind. Past failure teaches you… Continue reading

How to Thrive When You Feel The Sting of Unfairness

Unfairness abounds in organizational life. Your company merged with a competitor and your position was eliminated. You didn’t get the promotion. It’s not fair. You never thrive when unfairness derails your focus and… Continue reading

3 Ways to Overcome “That Won’t Work”

Naysayers are often right – especially when they’re roadblocks. “What works,” emerges AFTER you try. We have a delusional ability to believe we’re right when, in truth, we have nothing to support our… Continue reading