Tag Archive: Feedback

A Young Leader Receives a Sh*t Sandwich

Incompetent leaders only have performance conversations when someone screws up. Things get worse when inept leaders finally have performance conversations. Michael Lapointe reminded me that incompetent leaders suck at performance conversations. (Michael left a… Continue reading

How to Make Negative Feedback a Positive Thing

Someone said something to you that transformed the way you saw yourself. It felt like a punch in the gut. It challenged assumptions you held about yourself. It confronted disappointing performance you hadn’t… Continue reading

4 Essentials to Growing into Great Leadership

The leader you are today can only take you places you’ve been. Becoming the leader you hope to become requires growth. Growth requires change. 4 essentials to growing into great leadership: Books you… Continue reading

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