A: When the relationship is strong enough, AND, according to coach John Robinson: “Never criticize until the person is convinced of your unconditional confidence in their abilities.” When I think of the people in my life that I willingly take criticism and feedback from, without taking it personally (though my wife and friends may point … Read more
Just a nugget for you this busy week, prompted by a client email I received. The client wanted follow-up material, aids, activities, or any other way to make training stick. While those things have their place, the absolute best way to make any training stick is this: use it. The most effective — and, conveniently, … Read more
When doing DiSC with a group of leaders, at some point someone asks “which is the best style for leaders? Probably ‘D,’ right?” Then, the “S” folks in the room get even more quiet, as concern rises that the answer may be “Yup. ‘D’s rule the world.” Well, that’s not the answer. It’s important to get … Read more
Jayson and Alan discuss: Sometimes leaders need to walk the fine line between consistency and flexibility. Related Post: Grace vs. Enabling
Matt and Alan have an honest (though short!) chat about the ways insecurity can plague a leader, and ways to overcome it. Also, take comfort; everyone else is just as insecure at times. Related posts: Everyone is just as insecure as you are. Insecurity is unbecoming.
Matt and Alan discuss the ways that interrupting or insisting on having the last word can interfere with a leader’s intention to connect with others. Related posts: Effective leaders stand out: Part one Part two