Now Is the Time for Feedback

Hopefully, we all know the value of feedback – whether we’re gifting others with honest feedback or receiving it ourselves. The trouble with feedback is not a failure to see its value, but a failure to express that value through our actions—for example, failing to care enough to make time […]

I’ll Take the Arrow in the Chest

Let’s face it – when it comes to feedback (both giving and receiving it), we stink! Yes, we all say we love feedback, but do we? Yes, we all say we want to help our people grow and develop, but do we give the quality and quantity of feedback that […]

The Trap of False Truths©

Riddle me this: When is the truth not the truth? Answer: When I am talking to myself. If you’re thinking that this riddle is not funny, you’re right – but it is true. We are so focused  on what we believe is true (and often it is), that we miss […]

Conscious Leaders Crave Direct Feedback© (adapted from Unmask: Let Go of Who You’re “Supposed” to Be & Unleash Your True Leader)

All leaders (well, most) say that they want feedback, but do they really mean it? In my experience, the answer is no. Many leaders say they want feedback, but are defensive and dismissive when it’s given. More important, they don’t act on it even when they are willing to hear […]

Are You Sharpening Your Leadership Edge?© (adapted from Unmask: Let Go of Who You’re “Supposed” to Be & Unleash Your True Leader)

Stephen Covey is famous for his book The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People (Free Press 1989), and his Seventh Habit is simple – Sharpen the Saw. Covey is referring to a balanced program of self-renewal in four core areas: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual. Similarly, but in a different […]