Monthly Archives: January 2013

My New Hero

I just watched this little kid’s video. You should too. What will you do to make this world more awesome? Kid Wisdom You Need to Listen to…Now.

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Next Time, Try Feedforward

Offering feedback has been an essential skill for leaders to possess for ages. As they strive to achieve the goals of the organization, employees need to know how they are doing; they need to learn what they have done well … Continue reading

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How to Implement Change, Even when you don’t have the Authority

Years ago,  I became infuriated by the amount of paper being wasted on a daily – no, hourly – basis at work. We printed out everything. That’s not even an exaggeration. Emails, pictures, draft memos, draft reports, basically anything you … Continue reading

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What is Leadership Anyway?

When Justice Potter Stewart was asked to define pornography he famously said he could not define it, but he certainly knows it when he sees it. So too can be said for leadership. We all know a great (or really … Continue reading

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How to Give Negative Feedback without Sounding like a Jackass

Yesterday I posted how to receive negative feedback without totally freaking out, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much I hate giving negative feedback, because, let’s face it, it isn’t easy. No one wants … Continue reading

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How to Handle Negative Feedback and Three Reasons to Embrace It

As I was thinking about writing this post, I thought it would be a good idea to ask some people who are real pro’s at receiving negative feedback. So I sent a quick text to a couple friends who are … Continue reading

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Does Reflection Really Matter?

About a month ago I was on the train commuting home from work when I momentarily looked up from my game of Ninjump on my iPhone and saw everyone in the car had their noses in their phones or tablets. … Continue reading

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