Tag Archive: Feedback

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

The Second Question

Image source Managers first ask, “How can we best leverage current resources to achieve desired ends?” The second question is, “What do team members love doing – within the parameters of desired ends?” People… Continue reading

5 Reasons We Argue When We Agree

Have you ever argued with someone only to discover you agreed? One partner said to his other partners – who were in heated discussion – “You’re both arguing for the same thing.” I… Continue reading