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Don’t Demonize the Messenger

A study conducted by Francesca Gino, a professor at Harvard Business School, revealed that people tend to move away from those who provide feedback that is more negative than their view of themselves. They do not listen to their advice and prefer to stop interacting with them altogether. When it comes to feedback, there does [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

The Make or Break of Feedback

How you respond to negative feedback can be the difference between success and derailment.  The key is to not confuse feedback about your behavior with feedback about who you are. No one is good at everything.  Consequently, we are all bound to get constructive feedback at some point in our lives.  Of course, none of this [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

Open the Door to Feedback

“She said she wanted honest feedback.  When I give her feedback, she gets defensive and shuts down the conversation.”  These were the words of a frustrated leader whose senior leader opened the door to feedback and then quickly shut the door when the feedback was provided. While many leaders understand the importance of feedback, the sting [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

The Basics of Feedback

In her book Radical Candor, Kim Scott describes feedback in this way:  Positive feedback should help people know what success looks like.  It should “communicate explicitly what is valued and give people a chance to repeat success. It is not about making people feel good.”  On the other hand, constructive feedback should "help people know what to do [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

The One & Done Coaching Experience

An extended coaching engagement isn’t always necessary. Sometimes a single conversation will move you forward. If that is the case, you may be interested in One & Done, which is a quick and impactful development experience. I offer three One & Done coaching options. Explore the choices and select the one that is best for you.  Click here to checkout your [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

Enhance Your Workplace Community

A team that works collaboratively works like a well-oiled machine.  Interdependent relationships are enhanced, communication is heightened, and accountability is high.  As your team’s leader, what have you done lately to promote cooperation within the team?  If you haven’t given it much thought here are three suggestions: Conduct update meetings that help team members understand each others’ roles [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

How Does Stress Affect Your Objectivity?

Under times of stress you may rely less on your objectivity and fall victim to fearing the worse or you could swing to the other extreme and take a rose-colored glasses approach. If you worry about catastrophes, remember that sometimes the best actions involve risks. Don’t be limited by worst-case scenarios that may never occur. [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

Leverage Your Emotions for Better Problem Solving

The basic premise of emotional intelligence is the better one manages their emotions, the more effective they will be personally and professionally. Managing one’s emotions includes the ability to summons specific emotions to achieve desired outcomes. Consider this fact, positive emotions have been shown to expand the scope of a person’s attention and thinking for enhanced [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

How Controlled Are You? – Impulse Control

Impulse control is the ability to think before acting. Low impulse control is characterized by: The tendency to jump to hasty conclusions An “act now, think later” approach to solving problems and making decisions Being overly talkative or controlling in meetings and conversations Regular moments of regret, perhaps wishing you would have analyzed a situation [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

How Do You Communicate Feelings? – Emotional Expression

Leaders who effectively express their emotions use words and physical expressions to communicate their feelings in a constructive way. This helps to build the authentic relationships that contribute to successful leadership. Consider the leader whose facial expression appears to communicate a particular feeling before he utters a word or the leader whose poker face gives absolutely no indication of [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments