Demotivation: 7 Ways You Might Be Killing Your Team’s Spirit

Demotivation - 7 Ways You Might Be Killing Your Team's Spirit

Could your efforts to lead actually lead to demotivation? A team’s spirit means everything when it comes to productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.  But sometimes, despite our best intentions, the way we lead can become a source of demotivation. Here are seven things you might be doing that deplete your team’s morale, and what you can […]

Climbing Solo

Climbing Solo

When I hear of the exploits of amateur climbers who somehow manage to summit Mount Everest, it makes me wonder – how many more times has his guide been to the top? When I watch amazing footage of wild life experts and extreme sports, I wonder, “If it was hard for the person on screen, […]

How to use the Sandwich Method to Make Constructive Feedback Palatable

The Sandwich Method

There’s no such thing as perfection when you are dealing with people.  Inevitably, something will go wrong.  After all, we’re only human.   As mistakes and errors happen, good teams get better by talking about what occurred and finding ways to improve. But calling someone out for an error can be as hard to do as […]

Positive Feedback – Catch them Doing Something Right

Positive Feedback

Giving feedback to your people is critical to getting the job done, but a typical mistake many new (and not so new) leaders make is to focus on the negative, to catch people doing something wrong, and then correcting them.  In this post, we’ll take a look at the power of giving frequent, positive feedback and […]