Category Archive: Feedback

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

3 Leadership Lessons from Reality TV

I know reality TV is more about TV than reality, but sometimes I cry when I watch American Idol. It’s a show where undiscovered singers audition in front of celebrities from the music… Continue reading

The Five Freedoms of Gratitude

“Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” Immanuel Kant Ingratitude is weak, small, ugly, arrogant, and contagious. Unthankful leaders repel healthy followers. Companions of ingratitude: Fear. Entitlement. Envy. Blame. Anger. Freedom: Gratitude is freedom.… Continue reading