When Things Get Weird

When Things Get Weird

Remember the Human System? It’s the reason so many of us don’t do well giving or receiving feedback. Here’s a quick recap, worded a little differently than you may have seen it before: We are unique, with different beliefs, values, passions, gifts...
Giving Long-Overdue Feedback

Giving Long-Overdue Feedback

Early in my career I ran a database, and I trained a lot of people how to use it. Being new to the database, the people I trained often made little mistakes. I didn’t want to hurt their feelings or seem overly critical, so I didn’t say anything. Instead, I’d just fix...
Feedback – My Team’s Turn

Feedback – My Team’s Turn

In my last blog, I wrote about the power of feedback and how the leader should solicit feedback in order to grow. As you grow and get better yourself, you are raising the standard for your team. I love the quote by Tyron Edwards (an American Theologian), which reads,...
Feedback—As the Leader, I Go First

Feedback—As the Leader, I Go First

Of all the things that have helped me to grow over the years as a person, as a husband, and as a leader, what has helped the most is when I have received specific feedback. I like reading books and enjoy seminars as these give me new information to process in how to...
Perspectives

Perspectives

Today’s post was originally published here on March 28, 2016.  How is your career going? How is your family life? How are your finances? How are your stocks doing? You may be thinking, “Why so many questions about how I’m doing?” I’m asking because it will help me...