What to do with your 360 results

Some years ago, I participated in a 360-degree feedback assessment. I still have the report. It sits on the shelf, waiting for me to do something with it (realistically, it is no longer relevant to my current career). When this report was stealthily plopped on my desk I was in a dilemma about what to […]

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Be honest and caring when giving feedback

Giving feedback may make you feel vulnerable and exposed, causing you to avoid or delay important observations that your team and other stakeholders need to hear. You’re not alone. Many leaders dread giving honest feedback to others, thus avoiding it or sugar coating the message. Good feedback requires you to be clear, direct, and empathetic. […]

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A Powerful Moment

A client with a long career has been watching things change all around him. A new manager (a former peer) and new peers where there weren’t any before. The new ways of doing things have been challenging. He’s discovered that what worked for him in communicating and relating to others in the past have been […]

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A Dialog With Your Manager

The comments received on the previous post, “Bad Manager or Flawed Human?” were insightful and thought-provoking. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to express their passion about the subject. There is so much more to say. This post is my own follow up to the conversation in that post about “it […]

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Bad Manager or Flawed Human?

Last week, I ran into someone I hadn`t seen in quite a while. After getting caught up on what he`s doing, this is how the conversation went: Him: So what are you doing now? Me: I`m an executive coach. (I always wait for a reaction after that statement, secretly enjoying the all-too- frequent blank stares […]

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