Tag Archive: Complaints

How to Deal with Monkey Throwers and Other Irritants

The people who take you further may irritate you the most. Conformists provide steady progress. Contrarians, complainers, and irritants innovate.  Complaints: People who want change tend to complain. But some complaints come from… Continue reading

The 4 Hidden Agendas Concealed in Complaints

The “make it go away” fairy doesn’t exist. Ignored complaints fester. Uncover the real dissatisfaction before solving complaints. The 4 hidden agendas concealed in complaints: “You should have ….” You caused the problem… Continue reading

7 Questions that Confront Paralysis

The status quo makes sense to the fearful. The nobility of leadership is taking action for the good of others. Successful leaders fight through cluttered thinking and excuse-making to find reasonable action. It… Continue reading

When “But” Makes you a Sphincter-Leader

Sphincter-leaders unwittingly throw cold water on enthusiasm. A happy employee catches you in the hall. “Project ‘A’ is going well,” they report. It’s obvious they feel good. You’re a sphincter-leader when you say,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Suggestions that Get Heard

Suggestions are another way of saying do it my way. The person making suggestions is telling you how they would do it, if they were doing it. Unappreciated: The worst suggestions come after… Continue reading

Ten Ways to Complain Successfully

Complainers, within organizations, are swamps of despair that drag down and demotivate. They feel good pointing out bad. Lazy bums point fingers and pull down. Building up is courageous, hard work. I’m complaining about complainers.… Continue reading