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Mastering the Art of Giving Feedback

Mastering the Art of Giving Feedback Giving feedback is a delicate art that, when done correctly, can significantly enhance performance. It’s a common scenario: you’re about to give feedback, and you're feeling uncomfortable, like you're tiptoeing through a minefield. This is because a lot of how we learned to give feedback it to talk at [...]

2024-05-16T15:01:20+00:00Categories: Blog|

Problem Solving Strategies

You have a leader Rob in Europe who is not performing to your standards. It appears that he works in one direction and then seems to switch and work in another direction. He reports to the SR VP at corporate in the United States but since that corporate leader is not over in Europe you have [...]

2023-08-25T19:52:47+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Having you ever been presenting an idea and you suddenly get peppered with questions that feel like the person is saying “this won’t work?”

Frustrating, isn’t it? For most leaders this is the time when their face shuts down, they drop their head or cross their arms, take a deep breath and then talk to the person like they are an obstacle or that they are not so bright.Yes, there are some people who naturally always look for the flaws. [...]

2023-08-25T14:35:01+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

How many times have you been in a meeting where a person came believing they already knew what needed to be done EVEN though they did not fully understand what the issue really was?

Your brain is designed to protect you. This causes it to think of problems only in relation to you and not the bigger picture. In order to truly grasp what is the problem you need to be able to open your mind, become quiet, and see how pieces fit together. Think of the Apollo 13 movie [...]

2023-08-18T19:50:18+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

How Can I Remain Positive When I Encounter People Who Say, “We can’t do that”?

When people say “We can't do that,” it usually means you've run into a barrier of some sort. Your job is to find out what they are trying to protect. If they are Connectors, what they may really be saying is, "We've tried that before and we didn't have great results, so why will it work this [...]

2023-08-18T19:26:34+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

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