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Why You Shouldn’t Sit On Feedback culture feedback psychology Apr 20, 2021

In my viral essay, ‘The Best Way to Develop Your Team Isn’t Feedback’, I make the case that if your goal is to help your people develop, then sharing your...

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How to Ask for Something Hard communications feedback psychology Mar 22, 2021

When you’re a founder, you sometimes have to ask people for something they may not want to give. Perhaps, you’re asking your investors to invest in a bridge round,...

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An Alternative To 360° Feedback (That Takes One Hour) feedback leadership meetings Feb 17, 2021

The 360-degree feedback process can help employees and managers get a better sense of how they are perceived by others across their organisation. However, putting it into...

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Effective One-on-Ones: A Guide for Managers and Reports culture feedback management Jan 20, 2021

How effective are your one-on-ones?

Most managers will say theirs are great. However, one study has shown that employees often leave one-on-ones less...

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How to Listen More Carefully communications feedback psychology Jan 13, 2021

Why most people can’t listen and what it takes to get better

Whatever your field, one skill is more valuable more than any other: listening.

Want to improve your product?...

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How to Run a Leadership Retrospective feedback leadership meetings Nov 11, 2020

Every time you don’t share how you’re feeling with a colleague, you’re taking out emotional debt. You’ll have to pay it back eventually, but it will cost...

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How to Resolve Team Conflicts communications feedback management Apr 01, 2020

If you’re trying to innovate, taking a critical business decision, or just figuring out the truth, conflict isn’t just expected — it’s essential. If...

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How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset on Your Team culture feedback psychology Oct 21, 2019

One of the hardest challenges to overcome as a leader is something many people don’t even consider: yourself. Often, it’s not resources, desire or incentives that...

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Why You Have to Let Your Team Sweat it Out coaching feedback management Jun 18, 2019

It’s hard enough to accept our own failures and shortcomings in the crazy world of entrepreneurship. But dealing with the failures of our teammates can be even more...

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How to Hold Your Team Accountable coaching feedback management Apr 09, 2019

As a CEO coach I’ve heard statements like these many times:

“My VP just isn’t pulling his/her weight”
“I don’t trust him/her to do the...
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