Recently my girlfriend gave me feedback on my writing, and it didn’t go well. Just about everything that we knew about what to do, or not do when giving feedback went wrong, and I felt personally attacked. Funny thing is that we are both trained and experienced in giving and receiving feedback. But it went […]
Perhaps an investment stock is a great metaphor for your integrity—one day up, the next day down and over time trending in one direction, and then another. People buy the stocks consistently trending up, and sell the ones trending down. They do the same with you based on the trend of your integrity. Your integrity—as […]
Everyone is disrespectful. Some more than others. Most are unintentionally disrespectful, some intentionally. These last are usually powerful people whose disrespect is tolerated or perversely, even appreciated. But grand examples of disrespectful leaders like Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, don’t drive the small, and sometimes grossly, ...
Seems like an odd question to ask. The answer is, well … do your best; give it everything you’ve got. What does that mean, everything you’ve got? I hear people say they gave it 100%, and others say that they gave 200%. Hmmm. Makes me wonder if they have any idea what percentages mean. All […]
In the quest to improve performance we’ve gone through several useful philosophies about what to manage, specifically we’ve been told to practice managing: time people projects energy These are all valuable management philosophies but they don’t acknowledge the most fundamental practice: the practice of managing commitments. ...
Do you think you should acknowledge people for just doing their jobs; for just doing what they’re supposed to? Many people would say, “No, of course not! They’re doing the absolute minimum required and it’s only service or results over and above the norm that should be acknowledged or rewarded.” If you think this way, please […]
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