The Assumptions Employees Make When They Don’t Get Feedback

One piece of feedback that the executives I coach receive over and over again from their direct reports is: “She doesn’t give enough helpful feedback.”

When I ask these direct reports about the impact this has on them, I find that, in the absence of understanding why they’re getting so little feedback, they often make up their own explanations.

Here are three of the most common stories … [ Read more ]

8 Ways Leaders Delegate Successfully

For many leaders, delegating feels like something they know they should do, but don’t do. When the senior leaders of an organization can’t or won’t delegate, the culture suffers. Before leaders can successfully and effectively delegate, they need to understand their own resistance. Once a leader has begun to shift his or her mindset, it’s time to start shifting behaviors. In my own work … [ Read more ]