Category Archive: Feedback

Slay the Sandwich

(This is the “S” installment of the series “Alphabet for Leaders.”) It’s nearly instinctive to buffer bad news with good. Additionally, it’s standard practice to balance negative feedback with positive. It’s called the… Continue reading

Pushing ropes or fueling fires

Motivating others can be as challenging as pushing ropes. Leaders and managers push people by pressuring, explaining, creating check points, measuring production, threatening, rewarding, and more. Successful leaders learn how to push ropes… Continue reading

See it say it

When was the last time you said a good word to a co-worker, employee, spouse, son, or daughter? Here’s how.  Don’t wait till later.  See it say it. Describe the positive behavior you… Continue reading

Correction

Everyone needs correction. No one knows it all. Husbands and wives, managers, executives, parents, and students need correction. Correction is essential to reaching higher Wise leaders seek wise, experienced individuals for correction. Five… Continue reading

Positive talk

There is a school of leadership that believes you don’t thank people for what they are paid to do.  After all, they are being paid.  Here’s the problem with that approach. It takes… Continue reading

Cheerleaders

      All of life’s great battles are within.    Among others, my battles include, selfishness, the need for the spot light, and the need to control things.  Put succinctly, I “prefer” that others don’t outshine… Continue reading