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Get off your “but” and deliver more effective feedback

Posted on Sunday, March 30th, 2008 at 9:03 am by Gary Winters

Mary has just come from a meeting with Alex, a relatively new member of her team, where she watched Alex deliver a short presentation. Mary wants to seize the “coachable moment” and give him some feedback on his performance. From her point of view, the presentation went fairly well. That said, it would have been […]


How would you be graded as a leader?

Posted on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 10:19 am by Gary Winters

Jim thought of himself as a pretty good leader with the bad luck of inheriting a poorly performing team ten months ago. He couldn’t understand why there was a gap between how he saw himself and the performance of the team. I suggested to Jim that he turn his focus for a few moments from […]


Spring cleaning for leaders?

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2008 at 10:10 am by Gary Winters

With Spring comes the promise of renewal and revitalization. This is a great time of year for leaders to recharge their batteries as well. Here are five ways you can do a little “Spring cleaning” to take your leadership practice to the next level: Realign your behavior to your core values Recommit to developing your […]


“What” flows down, “How” flows up

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2008 at 10:38 am by Gary Winters

The most effective leaders I’ve known share a strong commitment to this principle: “What” flows downward, and “How” flows upward. As leaders they recognize their responsibility to communicate what needs to happen: We need a new strategy to increase sales by 10% The system we use to capture citizen concerns is not working – let’s […]