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How to Give Specific, Constructive Feedback at Work

The mere thought of giving someone feedback on their work performance can cause even a seasoned manager to pause. It's not always a pleasant conversation.

While giving feedback certainly applies to people and their work performance, it also applies to projects, events, products, and more. It best serves you to be prepared to weigh in with your comments in a respectful, productive, and accurate way.

Here's a simple framework you can use any time

I call it the feedback sandwich.  In a...

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Writing Your Come-Back Story

It's hard to really wrap your head around just how much money $1 trillion is. Let's equate it to time to give you a better idea.

If $1 was a second...

$100K (seconds) = 28 hours

$1 Million (seconds) = 12 days

$1 Billion (seconds) = 32 years

$1 Trillion (seconds) = 31,689 years

Our government has thrown over $6 trillion at the Coronavirus, according to the Washington Post - over 190,134 years to follow along with the above $1 = 1 second time analogy.

What does that has to do with anything?...

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"Click" With Some People and "Clash" With Others?

Ever wonder why you, or certain team members, clash with particular people sometimes?  Or why some teams “click” so well together and others can’t seem to get their act together? Do you accept "that's just the way it is?"
 
It doesn't HAVE to be that way. It's actually NOT that way at all.
 
As a leader - you need to influence people. And to influence people, you need to be able to connect with them, the faster the better. And you must put high-performing...
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🛑No Sticking Your Head in the Sand🛑

I totally understand the desire to bury your head in the sand during this whole ordeal.

Trust me.

But seriously - not a good move.

You know as well as I do that it's not going to help you in the long run to ignore whatever sh*t-storm is happening in your life. Alas, better to face it.

When you ignore the situation - whatever YOUR situation is - then it gets worse.

It gets worse in reality (physically & fiscally) as in no solutions = things keep getting further and further off track.

It...

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How do you put ✅Inspire team on your to-do list?

 

 

Leaders INSPIRE their team to want to step up.

Note; Motivation and inspiration are two different things. Motivation comes from within and inspiration can come from external sources.

How do you inspire your team when you already have so much work to do? How do you put that "to-do" on your list? ... Inspire team.

You have your "behind your desk work" stuff you do. That alone is more than enough to keep you busy.

And then you're supposed to go and inspire your team?? YES!

What...

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Your Team Wants You to Know This

Your team is craving something. Do you know what it is?

Do you really not know?

Come on.

You DO know.

It's instinctive.

They desire to do more than exchange wages for work.

They are bent on being a part of something larger than themselves.

They want more. More what? Happiness. Appreciation. Clarity. Trust. Challenge. Reward. Pay. Camaraderie. Success. Wins. More everything! (like you)

They want to be elevated.

They want to grow as people.

They want to truly be seen. And heard.

They crave...

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Find Your Leadership Mojo

 

You want to be a better leader. Great!

What will it feel like when you're a leader with his or her mojo intact?

It will feel like satisfying the itch to make a difference.

You will have a deep sense of satisfaction.

You will know your life and work mattered.

You will feel fulfilled.

To be an inspiring leader, you must first be inspired.

How do you become this leader?

Becoming THAT leader starts with the desire to make a positive impact on people. That's followed by making a decision to...

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Enjoy and Anchor Your Wins

Some Days You Have a Win

And it feels so freakin good!

One of my favorite WINS is when I have a client with a win. 

And it can come in so many forms.

Today I witnessed a young lady speak her truth.

She confidently took a stand and declared THIS is who I am and choose to be. She knows exactly how to fill in the blank behind "I am..." And she is MILES ahead of where she was five and a half short months ago - mired in fear and sadness.

Today, we worked on anchoring even deeper the powerful...

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Driving Results: When to Use Emotion and When Not To

 
As a leader your job is to drive results.

"Check your emotions at the door" is advice I've heard many times. Sometimes that is appropriate advice. Other times, we would be better served to put our emotions front and center.

Let's distinguish between when we are best served between using our emotions and when to leave them out of the equation.

 It is not the best time to use your emotions when you are in fact-gathering mode.

The first mandate of leadership is SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE,...

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You Can't Influence People If You're Judging Them

 
Have you ever set a goal to become a better leader?

One of the biggest and most important attributes of leadership is influence.

However, you can't influence people if you're judging them. Believe me when I say they can feel it if you do. They will hear it in your voice, see it in your facial expressions and feel it in the way you come across. They know.

A key to becoming a great leader is to stop judging. Instead - get curious. Take a look at the person.

If you want to influence someone, you...

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