Tag Archive: Feedback

One Leader’s Surprising Experience with One-on-Ones

One of my coaching clients is developing his skill at holding one-on-ones with his management team. He’s learning you don’t have to choose between strong relationships and great results.  Strong relationships fuel great… Continue reading

Seven Steps to See and Solve Blindspots

Blindspots let you blame others for your shortcomings and feel superior while doing it. 5 common leadership blindspots: Evaluating yourself as a good listener, even though you can’t wait for others to stop… Continue reading

7 Powerful Performance Conversation Starters

Have performance conversations so frequently that they feel natural. Repetition builds confidence and culture. Cheer, clap, and pat: If you wait until something goes wrong to give positive feedback, it’s too late. I’m… Continue reading

A Young Leader Receives a Sh*t Sandwich

Incompetent leaders only have performance conversations when someone screws up. Things get worse when inept leaders finally have performance conversations. Michael Lapointe reminded me that incompetent leaders suck at performance conversations. (Michael left a… Continue reading

How to Make Negative Feedback a Positive Thing

Someone said something to you that transformed the way you saw yourself. It felt like a punch in the gut. It challenged assumptions you held about yourself. It confronted disappointing performance you hadn’t… Continue reading

4 Essentials to Growing into Great Leadership

The leader you are today can only take you places you’ve been. Becoming the leader you hope to become requires growth. Growth requires change. 4 essentials to growing into great leadership: Books you… Continue reading