Everybody loves feedback… as long as it's positive.
But most of us dislike negative feedback so much that we’ve even changed the name—it’s not negative, it’s constructive.
Still, it’s an irreplaceable, valuable gift.
We need to know when ...
In my defense, I was tired. It had been a long day involving travel and time zone changes. But that’s the point really. When aren’t we tired? Or stressed? Or over-scheduled and busy?
So when the hotel offered me a chocolate chip cookie, I took it. And ...
It was the second day of an intensive leadership program I lead once a year and there were 20 participants in the room. Gupta and Randi* were standing in the middle of the group, opposite each other.
“I can’t do it!” Gupta insisted as Randi stood ...
The process our workshop leader asked us to follow was simple enough. We broke into small groups as she directed, taking turns being the “leader” while the others in the group played various roles. She was a good teacher — she described what we had to ...
Think about something you're having a hard time getting started on, something important to you.
Maybe it’s a particular kind of work — like writing a proposal or crafting a particularly delicate email. Maybe it’s an important conversation you know ...
There were some amazing books published recently by members of the ExecuNet community that you must get – for yourself, your colleagues, your boss. Anyone in a position of leadership would benefit from reading any of these books right away. Go get 'em! ...
In this ExecuNet Master Class session, bestselling author Peter Bregman
unlocks the secrets of highly successful leaders – no matter your role or level in the hierarchy – and pinpoints the missing ingredient that makes all the difference: Emotional ...
It's no secret being a leader is an ever more complex challenge these days. Navigating the corporate world is fraught with politics and forces outside your control.
This month, we'll be treated to Master Class sessions on how to lead in a manner most ...
It might seem unnecessary, but it'll make a huge difference.
“I can see that you worked hard on this report,” Janice, the CEO, told Fred, her head of HR, after sitting through the 45-minute, 33-page PowerPoint presentation about his plans for a ...
Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn't performing.
Three months later, he still hadn't fired him.
I asked him why. His answer? "I'm a wimp!"
Brad (not his real ...
According to CXO advisor Peter Bregman
, author of the newly released book Leading With Emotional Courage, our unwillingness to feel something unpleasant holds so many people back from living, feeling, and experiencing life to its fullest.
Leaders tend to ...
I like to read business books. I especially like to read business books that don't feel like a business book while I'm reading them.
Leading With Emotional Courage by Peter Bregman
is unlike any business book I've ever read. I simply could not put it down ...