18 Tips for Receiving Feedback

DO: 1. Seek feedback on a regular basis, especially after you have identified development goals. Exchanging information and perceptions is a process, not a single event. 2. Receive feedback as … Read more

10 Tips for Creative Thinking

1. Challenge current approaches to your work. Think about whether you and your direct reports can work together in new, previously unimaginable possibilities. 2. Challenge existing beliefs and assumptions. Ask … Read more

When B-O-S-S is a Four-Letter Word

Why’s boss a four letter word? It’s a double SOB spelled backwards). Companies spend an awful lot of time and money training managers how to be great leaders. Maybe we … Read more

Are Team Assessments Self-Serving?

It seems like every time I administer an off-the-shelf leadership team assessment, the results are horrendous! I’ve been through a gauntlet of team assessments as a leader, team member, and … Read more

Leadership Development is a Sunk Cost

I often hear that managers just don’t have time for leadership development. They are too busy learning a new part of the business, dealing with an employee performance issue, getting … Read more

How to Select an Executive Education Program

Here are some guidelines for selecting an executive education program: 1. Identify the development needs. Boil it down to the top three development needs, or in other words, “what are … Read more