Category Archive: Feedback

How to Get Useful Feedback from Liars

People lie to leaders. Usually it’s not malicious, but it’s always unhelpful. Team members who aspire to get along or get ahead… Soften criticism. Deflect tough answers. Over-state compliments. Authority corrupts interactions. If… Continue reading

The ABCs of Giving and Seeking Feedback that Really Works

Apathy resents and rejects feedback, but everyone who cares to improve wants to know how they’re doing. Feedback is essential for growth and development. The only way to grow is to receive feedback… Continue reading

4 Steps to Dealing with a Bad Egg on the Team

If bad is 5X stronger than good, eliminating bad does a lot of good. “[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to… Continue reading

How to Reject Stupid Feedback

The director of the Antwerp Academy of Art called Vincent Van Gogh’s work, “Putrefaction,” and sent him back to the beginning class. Van Gogh, contrary to myth, sold more than one painting in… Continue reading

7 Surprising Things Successful Leaders Stop Doing that Make Leadership Easier

It doesn’t take a genius to make hard work painful. Sometimes success is about stopping something. 7 surprising things successful leaders stop doing: Don’t… #1. Stick to your guns no matter what. Some… Continue reading

A 5-Step Plan for Seeking Input For Leaders Who Tend to Exclude People

You’re spending time with people whether you seek input or not. You invest time including people, or you squander time resolving the consequences of excluding them. Excluding people creates self-inflicted crisis. Excuses for… Continue reading