Tag Archive: Complaints

One Question for All Complainers and Critics

Get out of leadership if criticism and complaints keep you up at night. You’ll die from lack of sleep. The toughest criticism to handle is directed at a team mate or colleague, not… Continue reading

Can Complainers Become Leaders

Are complainers potential leaders? Listen closely to their complaints; learn from their techniques. Seeing problems is the beginning of leadership; circling problems ends leadership. Some see problems and complain; leaders see problems and seek solutions.… Continue reading

Facing the Fires of Disagreement, Improvement, and Destructive Criticism

Destructive critics claim the moral high ground but their message is simple, do what I want. They pretend they want what’s best for others while they pursue what’s best for them. Constructive critics… Continue reading

How to Focus on the Future while Evaluating the Past

Image source Stop saying “should have,” after projects are completed. Start saying “next time.” The former is backward-facing and the latter is forward-facing. Should have’s correct the past; something impossible to do. When… Continue reading

Five things that tick me off!

I’m declaring this “Whining Wednesday,” again.  About 7 months ago I had great fun getting a few things off my chest. Many readers enjoyed adding their own irritations to my list. Don’t bother… Continue reading

Help Me I’m Being Criticized!

Critics say more about themselves than they do about you. They impose personal values and expectations as criteria to evaluate you and your behaviors. The more your organization accomplishes the more criticism leaders… Continue reading