Category Archive: Criticism

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

I Had a Boss Who Poisoned Relationships

Every word you say to yourself and others matters. Gossiping manager: I had a boss who poisoned relationships. She bad-mouthed support staff. My mirror neurons made it natural to agree. Gossip ignites tension.… Continue reading