Category Archive: Criticism

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

Engaging the Secret Power of Identity

You’re better at every aspect of leadership when you have a clear sense of personal identity. The path toward self-knowledge requires self-awareness, but 85% lack self-awareness.* Find identity in: Personal story: Experiences and… Continue reading