Tag Archive: Feedback

Letting Go of the 12 Behaviors Holding You Back

12 Behaviors that always hold leaders back: Avoiding. Avoiding is the path to mediocrity. Copying others and losing you. Copying others is useful when it aligns with your strengths. When it doesn’t align, it… Continue reading

10 Essentials for Dynamic Candor

Inept leaders block uncomfortable topics from the discussion. It’s pathetic. Weak, fearful leaders need agreement to confirm their leadership. On the other hand, I recently spent time with five members of an executive team… Continue reading

Something’s Always Broken

Success always has failure in it. Weak leaders pretend and fearful leaders need everything to be okay. But, nothing works perfectly. You’re never successful without failure. Every initiative, program, event, or project has… Continue reading

How Passion for Good Creates Bad

“There are two things people want more than sex and money- recognition and praise.” Mary Kay Ash, founder, Mary Kay Inc. Money matters but money without respect is dissatisfying. Always affirm worth even… Continue reading

Giving Criticism Like a Pro

Stop talking if you’re a critical boss. You may say, “I’m just being helpful.” Unrequested criticism is like a drive-by shooting – there’s no responsibility for positive outcomes. It’s sleazy and easy. After… Continue reading

Taking Criticism Like a Pro

This question arrived from a reader: “My boss says I need to get better at taking criticism.” Confidence when criticized: Confidence is a product of knowing what to do next. Close your eyes… Continue reading