The Secret Life of Meetings

If you are sitting in a meeting right now on Zoom or Teams, the odds are that there is a secret life going on among you and your colleagues that everyone knows but no one wants to admit.  It doesn’t take a lot to have a secret meeting life and the truth is that most of us are engaged in it because it helps us be more productive. One part of the secret is about how we are able to...

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The Career Success Formula

Strategy Driven Leadership: The Playbook for Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders, I shared with you our “Career Success Formula.” In short, your career success is made up of all your Key Developmental Experiences (KDE’s), such as rolling out a new product and  where you learned the essential skills or  ]“Key Leadership Competencies” (KLC’s) that were needed to complete the job, such as getting everyone on board and behind the new product. Learning from the experiences is enhanced by regular reflection...

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Do Really Want to Hear My Comments?

and ready to receive it. Here are some ideas on giving and getting feedback Giving: Ask the person whether they want any feedback for an activity they have completed. Check with them about where and when you give feedback—some people want it 1-1, while others might prefer email. Someone else might like the feedback immediately while someone else might prefer it a few days later. Be respectful and specific in how you provide information. Avoid inflammatory words or opinions and...

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