How to Seek Feedback Like a Leader
NOVEMBER 2, 2023
Don’t ask something stupid like, “How am I doing,” when seeking feedback. Here are three practical questions to wak when seeking feedback.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2023
Nearly 7 in 10 complain meetings distract from work. Meetings are good when you're disappointed they're over.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2023
A person who can’t say no is a slave with many masters. A world without ‘NO’ is filled with frustration. Imagine saying no with courage and kindness.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
“What you most need will be found where you least want to look.” Attributed to Carl Jung You repeat what you ignore. What self-defeating behaviors might you be ignoring?
AUGUST 10, 2023
You see the world the way you see yourself. Strength sees opportunities. Weakness sees threats. Self-perception shapes the way you show up. A 1-day challenge. Practice a best-self-visualization. Here's how.
JUNE 28, 2023
Leaders are learning about emotional well-being at work. Support is an essential aspect of leading today. There is a danger, however. Some support is destructive. Today, I'm offering you an opportunity to reflect on your support efforts. The goal of support is enabling. It's helpful to spot the signs of destructive support.
MAY 5, 2023
You want to succeed but when managers create confusion high-aspiration people pull their hair out. Managers who communicate poorly demotivate talented people.
MAY 4, 2023
Organizations can’t give leadership meaning. Bosses and colleagues can’t give it. Meaningful leadership is your responsibility alone. Meaning is energy to run a painful race.
APRIL 27, 2023
Remarkable leaders put themselves second. But only fools sacrifice their future to make transitory purchases. It’s deadly to put others first when you should put yourself first.
APRIL 7, 2023
My wife fixed our toilet handle with a paper clip. It broke again the next morning, so I lifted the tank lid and pulled the chain. Then I went to the gym.
MARCH 23, 2023
Common wisdom deceives you. You’re boring because some knucklehead said: You fall behind if you continue doing the same things, even when you’re doing great today. 3 reasons variety is essential: #1.
FEBRUARY 27, 2023
Emotional intelligence is rocket fuel for competent, intelligent leaders. “CEOs, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace.” Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Five components of emotional intelligence.
DECEMBER 28, 2022
Summers passed slow when I was riding my bike with friends. Those days feel like yesterday. One season blurs into the next. Time gains momentum.
DECEMBER 5, 2022
Meetings are dead ends when talking creates the illusion of action. 5 simple ways to improve meetings: #1. Determine purpose. Cancel the meeting when you don’t know why you’re meeting. Discussions waste time.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
Meaningful service and happy feelings don’t always go together. But arrogance – the hidden enemy of leadership – makes the burdens of leadership heavier.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
Village building is for people who want to shine by helping others shine. A rewarding life might seem upside down. What’s upside down about village building?
JULY 11, 2022
When someone has a bad attitude, we say their attitude stinks. What if you literally smelled like a skunk when you had a bad attitude? Ellysan, one of our granddaughters, couldn’t pronounce skunk.
JULY 6, 2022
Smart people fail when they wrongly follow the example of billionaires. Take Oprah Winfrey for example. The example of billionaires: Oprah Winfrey: Oprah didn’t find broadcasting. It found her.
JUNE 22, 2022
I grew up in an anti-authoritarian time, the 60’s, and lived in a self-reliant culture of farmers in Central Maine. High self-reliance combined with an anti-authoritarian spirit lends itself to arrogance. #1.
APRIL 29, 2022
Sometimes ambition finds us. I talked with a woman entrepreneur who didn’t begin with a vision to become an entrepreneur.
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
Only 1 in 10 managers actually have the talent to manage. But lacing on leadership shoes is like discovering you’re lactose intolerant after devouring a container of ice cream.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
This week I wrote about everything from recognition to reputation. It was a special joy to share some reflections on the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
AUGUST 9, 2021
A professional environment is a pig sty that slows development, blocks innovation, and belittles authenticity. If professionalism is about competence, count me in. But there’s a difference between being professional and professional environments.
JULY 8, 2021
The more energy you expend worrying about yourself, the less energy you have to make a difference in the world. Self-consciousness drains energy, enjoyment, and effectiveness.
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