Category Archive: Feedback

An Assessment Tool That Creates Conversation – Not Defensiveness

Performance assessments – done well – inspire conversation. Done poorly, performance assessments invite defensiveness, excuses, posturing, and blame. The ultimate goal of assessing performance is growth. You’re on the wrong track if you… Continue reading

I Expected Growth to Go Easier

I intensified my focus on personal growth and leadership development during the month of October. I expected things to go easier.  7 surprising secrets of personal growth and development: Personal growth and leadership… Continue reading

Feedback Conversations Start in Your Head

Feedback conversations begin with the conversation you have with yourself. You’ve been playing scenarios out in your head since you decided to give corrective feedback. Develop a positive attitude and proactive posture before… Continue reading

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance

It’s Monday morning in the U.S. (Apologies to everyone who is a day ahead of us.) I’m posting 4 questions in four days that enable leaders to strengthen teams and elevate performance. Tantrums:… Continue reading

All Stagnation Needs is Smug Satisfaction

Work on how you work. If you don’t, this week will reflect last week. Take charge of your trajectory. If you can’t tell me what you’re working on as a leader, you’re already… Continue reading

7 Questions That Lower Resistance to Negative Feedback

Great feedback often surprises recipients. They don’t see themselves clearly. Frankly, none of us do. Your feedback was rejected. Now what? Gut check: If we open our hearts at all, it’s to people… Continue reading