Tag Archive: Feedback

A Two Step Conversation that Helps Your Boss Help You Get Ahead

  Step one: Ask your boss to talk about her aspirations for your department or team. Provide focus. Don’t extend the conversation into the distant future. You might say, “I’m thinking about the… Continue reading

How to Practice Feedback-Seeking and Take Your Career to the Next Level

There is too much emphasis on giving feedback and too little on seeking it.  Create a culture where feedback-seeking is expected, habitual, and honored. 3 principles for feedback-seeking: #1. Establish objectives before seeking… Continue reading

3 Must-Haves for Every Great Team Member

Success is always about people. The stronger your team, the higher your reach. #1. Only hire curious people. Dolts and divots don’t ask questions. It doesn’t matter how smart they appear to be.… Continue reading

How Leaders Unnecessarily Elevate Their Own Stress and Frustration

The things you don’t say make your belly hurt. Leaders cause themselves stress and frustration when they sweep performance concerns under the carpet. Discomfort: I recently asked a group of leaders, “What makes… Continue reading

3 Secrets to Giving Corrective Feedback with Ease and Confidence

Every time you shoot yourself in the foot, you do it with good intentions. Someone needs to say, “If you do that again, you’re going to shoot the other foot.” Corrective feedback enables… Continue reading

4 Ways Coaching-Managers Lower Stress and Succeed with Tough Conversations

Discomfort often tips people toward new behaviors. 4 ways to succeed with tough conversations: #1. Have them quickly. Delay makes matters worse. Say-what-you-see as soon as possible. If you’re concerned that you could be… Continue reading