Category Archive: Feedback

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

3 Secrets to Giving Corrective Feedback with Ease and Confidence

Every time you shoot yourself in the foot, you do it with good intentions. Someone needs to say, “If you do that again, you’re going to shoot the other foot.” Corrective feedback enables… Continue reading

How to Respond with Grace and Resolve When Teammates Disengage

Isolation and disengagement may be normal in the short-term. Things happen. Patterns of disengagement fracture teams. 7 reasons people disengage: #1. They want something. Shutting others out may be a message, “I’m not… Continue reading

4 Ways Coaching-Managers Lower Stress and Succeed with Tough Conversations

Discomfort often tips people toward new behaviors. 4 ways to succeed with tough conversations: #1. Have them quickly. Delay makes matters worse. Say-what-you-see as soon as possible. If you’re concerned that you could be… Continue reading

When Silence is Painful, Not Golden

Failure to bring up disappointing performance is cruel, not compassionate. Apart from intervention, negative trajectory accelerates.   When silence is painful, not golden: Silence when performance disappoints prolongs pain, increases stress, and affirms… Continue reading

The 5 Most Painful Leaders to be Around

Some leaders are painful to be around. To be honest, sometimes you and I are the pain. We’ve all been the leader others complain about. The 5 most painful leaders to be around: Nit-pickers.… Continue reading