Category Archive: Feedback

6 Reasons Employees Don’t Talk to Their Managers

Employees talk more and managers talk less in successful one-on-ones. 6 reasons employees don’t talk to their managers: Cold professional culture. Caring happens outside work. Talkative managers. Curiosity about people is rare. Intimidating… Continue reading

3 Ways to Make the Most of Difficult Feedback

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Alex Vorobieff to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of  “Transform Your Company: Escape Frustration, Align… Continue reading

Dear Dan: My Boss Says I’m Off-Putting But I Don’t Agree

Dear Dan, I am a female professional working in government (I am not a manager but am in a position of influence and leadership). I have received feedback from my manager that I… Continue reading

How to Challenge Confident Creatives

This post is over 300 words! Dear Dan, I manage a large team of creatives who range from 20 to 70 years of age. I fall in the earlier category. Part of my… Continue reading

7 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation

“The point is this: difficult conversations are almost never about getting the facts right. They are about conflicting perceptions, interpretations, and values.” Douglas Stone, Difficult Conversations. 7 Power Tips for Having a Tough… Continue reading

6 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation

You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there’s no improvement. Now it’s time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships… Continue reading