Category Archive: Feedback

Overcoming the Mediocrity of Doing Your Best

“Do your best,” is an excuse for not doing your best. It’s code for, don’t worry if you don’t make it. Stop telling people to do their best; give them a goal, instead.… Continue reading

You Lose if They Can’t Disagree

Three years after the fact, a true friend of mine told me why he hadn’t expressed his concerns. “I didn’t believe you would listen. You’d already made up your mind.” Sadly, he was… Continue reading

Are you honoring the wrong things?

Some think giving too much praise makes people lazy and indulgent. They’ll settle into the notion your organization is lucky to have them. Choose praise points carefully. Praise creates culture. You get what… Continue reading

Life Always Requires Intervention

Life always requires attentive intervention. Death arrives on its own. Do nothing you die. Do something you may live. Products, people, and organizations follow predictable life/death cycles. The organization I lead is positioned… Continue reading

How to Maximize Your Success by Aligning Behaviors with Intentions

You won’t get where you want to go until your behaviors consistently express your intentions. If we could see your behaviors without your explanations, what would we think of you and your life-direction?… Continue reading

20 Low Cost Rewards That Fuel Performance

I know pathetic managers who are so poor at noticing performance that their team simply tolerates them. In some cases these managers are threatened by the success of others. They are de-motivators. Successful… Continue reading