Tag Archive: Feedback

A Conversation with a Critic

Leaders don’t have to search for critics. They attract them. I’m often in the position to hear negative feedback about leaders that I coach. Everyone judges a leader’s performance. Even those who think… Continue reading

89% of Employees are Demotivated by Ineffective Managers and Leaders

It might hurt, but look in the mirror if people around you are low energy slugs.  The greatest ability is the ability to develop abilities. 98% of employees who have good leaders are… Continue reading

How to Kick Mediocrity to the Curb

Timely feedback kicks mediocrity to the curb. Yes, you need the facts to give feedback, but powerful feedback includes heart. 7 ways to give feedback: #1. Describe behaviors. Listen for commitments or excuses.… Continue reading

3 Steps When Good Intentions Blow Up

Every leader knows what it’s like to saddle up and ride into a hurricane of personal attack. Storms are tipping points for success or failure. The issue isn’t the storm, it’s how you… Continue reading

More Tragic Blunders of the Inexperienced

Inexperience offers the opportunity to improve or the peril of developing patterns that hamstring your future. Here are two tragic blunders of inexperienced leaders.  #1. Resisting – rather than actively seeking – input… Continue reading

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