Big “G” or Little “g” Grievance? The Difference Matters
A few times a year I get contacted specifically for conflict resolution/mediation services because a group reports that they have no other options but to bring in an outside party to mediate a situation. The following is my typical response...Read More
Feedback is Like Most Other Gifts; We Appreciate it More When it is Something We Want
As I wrap up my holiday blog season on the gift of feedback, I want to draw attention to a significant factor as it relates to our ability to accept feedback. However, prior to doing that, think back to a...Read More
Did that Feedback Sting? You Have 24 Hours (to get over it ;)
There is no doubt that some types of feedback can really rattle us. It can cut to the core, even though we know it was necessary. The following is a support solution Angie and I established for our household. Whether...Read More
Would You Rather Climb a Mountain or Provide Someone Feedback?
If climbing a mountain is more desirable than providing a person with difficult feedback, you are not alone. Feedback is one of the most valuable culture and behavior-supporting actions leaders and co-workers can provide to one another. However, providing meaningful...Read More
Feedback = Love, Accountability = Respect
Providing clear and specific feedback is one of the most difficult tasks an employee encounters. Here we explore how to begin to minimize the stress and increase the impact of these difficult conversations.Read More
The Significance of the Position Description Build
Have you ever wondered why you might not be able to find the ideal candidates for your postings? Or, perhaps more accurately, you think you found the ideal candidate but over time they fizzle out? Setting aside the present churn...Read More
Our Future of Work
The big question surrounding the present and future world of work is “what should we expect? If we consider a few, rather dismal current truths about life today, we might not be very optimistic for the future of work 10,...Read More
Annual Reviews, an Annual Blunder?
A consultant I’ve known for a number of years reached out to me recently for my input on a new Performance Appraisal (PA) form he was creating for his clients. We did the back-and-forth feedback exchange and wrapped it up...Read More
Need a Framework to Better Understand Human Flourishing? Take CAR for a Spin!
One of the things I have found with myself as I take this interesting journey through life is that accurately understanding why I do what I do helps me make sense of both the good and poor decisions I make,...Read More