Tag Archive: Feedback

Five Solutions to Tough Conversation That Work

All great leaders have tough conversations; career success demands them. The more impact you have the tougher the conversations become. The path to career advancement begins with technical skill and then moves to… 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

He loved his performance reviews! Seriously?

If I asked you what you enjoyed about working for your company, would you say performance appraisals? I could say lots of things about places I’ve worked. For example, “They all sucked at… Continue reading

10 Ways to Fight Stagnation and Change Trajectory

Persistence may be your problem. Repeating the past won’t create a new future. Successful leaders tenaciously persist. However, clinging to failed strategies until your knuckles turn white won’t make them magically work. It isn’t… Continue reading

Don’t listen to lazy people

Learn from critics, experts that dissent, those that adopt your mission but question the vision. Listen to lessons-learned from those that tried and failed. But don’t listen to lazy people. Lazy people lean… Continue reading

Helping others help you

One reason leading feels thankless is you don’t feel supported. It’s likely others desire to support you.  However, it may be that others don’t know how to support you. For example, perhaps you’re… Continue reading