Seeking Discomfort: 7 Ways to Embrace Uncomfortable Feedback

No one likes to hear that they are not doing well, have weaknesses, or are not measuring up in some way.  As leaders it often falls to us to give this kind of feedback to others, and those can be difficult, uncomfortable conversations.  But what about receiving critical feedback? Most people aren’t actively seeking discomfort.  […]

6 Powerful Ways Leaders Reflect, and how Reflection Makes Your Team Great

6 Powerful Ways Leaders Reflect, and how Reflection Makes Your Team Great

What is reflection for leaders? Reflection sounds like a passive exercise you do by yourself.  It seems to involve sitting in a chair in a darkened room and journaling about the meaning of things.  Maybe that’s part of it, but I think for leaders there is much more to it than that. Leaders reflect actively, […]

How to Give Constructive Feedback

Constructive Feedback

You know, one of the first counseling sessions I received as a leader was also one of the toughest.  I learned that I was falling short of my commander’s expectations in several ways, and it was hurting the team.  When it was over, I ended up thanking my commander and was determined to get better. […]