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Giving the Gift of Feedback


I once had a co-worker who was fond of saying, “Feedback is a gift. Sometimes it’s a gift you don’t want, but it’s always a gift.” Over the last several months I’ve heard many examples of poor, ineffective, or non-existent performance management processes. Let’s take a look at what good feedback looks like and understand [...]

Use Fear to Inspire Your Leadership Creativity


Fear!  We think of fear as something we shouldn’t feel, or something we need to overcome.  However, healthy fear can be one of the most important tools in your leadership arsenal, and, when properly used, fear can improve planning, unlock creativity, and increase innovation.  Let’s examine what healthy fear looks like and how to use [...]

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