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How to Ask for Feedback

We all need feedback. By understanding how people experience our style and performance, we can better align our efforts with what is truly needed.  But how we solicit feedback can create its own perception that goes beyond our performance. In most cases, it is best to be direct, courageous and specific. Go in strong after a project or important meeting and ask your boss […]

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Creating Quality Failures

I attended a continued education workshop last weekend. The leader, a brilliant man in his 60’s, used the group to simulate real life scenarios to teach us new coaching techniques. He then encouraged us all to fail. “Fail and fail again” he said.  No pressure, right? For two days, our failures became our lessons. We looked […]