Category Archive: Feedback

How to Knock a Box off a Stool with a Cookie

In a recent workshop, I invited a participant to knock a small box off a stool using a cookie. She stood with her back to the stool and tossed the cookie over her… Continue reading

Dear Dan: Our New Boss is A.D.D.

Hi Dan! My team got new leadership about a year ago. While our new manager is very nice and easy to get along with, most people on the team are concerned at his… Continue reading

7 Boring Things Successful Leaders Do That Failing Leaders Neglect

I asked the mechanic if they rotated the tires on my vehicle. Tire rotation is included in the price of an oil change. His report was, “Your tires look great. The technician didn’t… Continue reading

What’s Twice as Important as Technical Skill

The difference between top and average performers isn’t technical skill. Yes, in order to succeed you need technical skill. But to thrive at top levels of organizational leadership you need something more than… Continue reading

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading

The One Behavior that Most Advances Your Leadership

Seeking feedback is at the top of the biggest leadership failures. (The Leadership Challenge) Everytime I’m asked about giving feedback, I ask, “What are you doing to seek feedback?” I do this because… Continue reading