Category Archive: Feedback

How to Accept a Challenge that Buckles Your Knees

Nudges normally produce acceptable growth. But some growth-opportunities require leaps. Knee buckling opportunities: One day a door of opportunity will open for you. You sweat thinking about it. Your knees buckle. Your boss… Continue reading

How to Nudge People Toward Dragons

Opportunity often knocks before you’re ready. A brief dialog from the movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, illustrates the power of “nudges”.   Frodo Baggins: “Before you (Gandalf)… Continue reading

Self-Awareness wasn’t Invented by Dope Smoking Hippies

I used to think self-awareness was invented by dope smoking hippies. But now I see the weight of self-blindness. You are self-blind, at least partially. 80: Last night an *80 year old woman… Continue reading

Organizations aren’t Families and Leaders aren’t Parents

Football players bragged – with misty eyes – that their team felt like a family, after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Winning impacts perception. Losers are on teams. Winners belong to… Continue reading

Three Ways to Change People

It’s absurd to say we can’t change people. The people in your story have changed you. You’re who you are, in part, because of them. Influence is the power to produce change. #1.… Continue reading

3 Principles of Feedback that Works

I wrote, “Don’t give your boss feedback on his poor performance,” in, “Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader.” So, what makes feedback work? Feedback: Angry faces, loud horns, smiles and thumbs… Continue reading