Category Archive: Feedback

4 Essentials to Growing into Great Leadership

The leader you are today can only take you places you’ve been. Becoming the leader you hope to become requires growth. Growth requires change. 4 essentials to growing into great leadership: Books you… Continue reading

A Two Step Conversation that Helps Your Boss Help You Get Ahead

  Step one: Ask your boss to talk about her aspirations for your department or team. Provide focus. Don’t extend the conversation into the distant future. You might say, “I’m thinking about the… Continue reading

7 Ways Leaders Seize the Opportunity of Second Failure

You hoped they would do better but they failed again. Why? Second chances – by themselves – prolong failure. People will fail tomorrow in the same way they failed today, unless they change.… Continue reading

How to Practice Feedback-Seeking and Take Your Career to the Next Level

There is too much emphasis on giving feedback and too little on seeking it.  Create a culture where feedback-seeking is expected, habitual, and honored. 3 principles for feedback-seeking: #1. Establish objectives before seeking… Continue reading

3 Must-Haves for Every Great Team Member

Success is always about people. The stronger your team, the higher your reach. #1. Only hire curious people. Dolts and divots don’t ask questions. It doesn’t matter how smart they appear to be.… Continue reading

How Leaders Unnecessarily Elevate Their Own Stress and Frustration

The things you don’t say make your belly hurt. Leaders cause themselves stress and frustration when they sweep performance concerns under the carpet. Discomfort: I recently asked a group of leaders, “What makes… Continue reading