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Ready for Some Feedback?

Try Our One & Done Development Experience for Leaders The best way to get comfortable with feedback is to get plenty of it.  The easiest way to get started is through self-assessment and reflection.  The One & Done Development Experience for leaders combines the One & Done Coaching Experience with an Emotional [...]

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Essentials|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Leadership Essentials|Tags: , , , , , |

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. [...]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Essentials|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Essentials|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Leadership Essentials|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Leadership Essentials|Tags: , |