Category Archive: Feedback

Overcoming the Danger of Familiarity

Image source Words are like a ship’s rudder; they establish and maintain life’s direction. During dinner with two successful leaders, one the COO of an organization with over 14,000 employees, I noticed the… Continue reading

Gathering options without creating obligations

The next time someone tells you what to do, ask them if they are prepared to take responsibility for any negative consequences. If that doesn’t soften their tone, chances are they are an… Continue reading

He loved his performance reviews! Seriously?

If I asked you what you enjoyed about working for your company, would you say performance appraisals? I could say lots of things about places I’ve worked. For example, “They all sucked at… Continue reading

Great Leaders Make Others Great

“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great,” Mark Twain. The most important thing The leaders greatest challenge isn’t leading, it’s making others great. Settle for nothing less than growing leaders… Continue reading

Dealing with know-it-alls

Image source One day over coffee … Some time back, a high-potential leader asked if I saw anything in him that might hold him back. I said, “Yes,” and pointed out a problem… Continue reading

The leader’s secret weapon

Peter Drucker famously said, “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Your secret weapon is curiosity. 5 Tips Curious leaders stop having all the answers and… Continue reading