Total Leader and Coach Solutions Australia Blog
The Feedback Fallacy
We have this faulty belief that if I provide positive feedback and encouragement I will be able to shift this person to high performance. Further, we believe that if we do need to give negative feedback, that we need to sandwich the negative feedback between two sets of positive feedback i.e. the feedback sandwich. Lastly, we believe that if we provide negative feedback that we will reduce motivation and cause poorer performance. We have got feedback completely wrong. Our beliefs couldn’t be more incorrect.
Managing an Attitude Problem
At some point in a Leader’s life they will need to manage someone with an Attitude Problem. This is can be a difficult and challenging process and many Leaders feel unskilled in how to manage this situation.
TLC 30-Day Appreciation Challenge
The Challenge: Take just 5 minutes every morning and write down ONE thing that you APPRECIATE in your life today. Do this for 30 days.
HAVE YOU BUILT THE ROOM AROUND THE ELEPHANT?
The more we accept the ‘Elephant in the Room’ the more we renovate the room around the elephant, until the elephant grows so large that the elephant is no longer able to exit the room. It is at this point that we have an ‘Elephant’ sized problem that we are unable to resolve. We need to STOP renovating around the Elephant, and instead start addressing the ‘Elephant in the Room’. We need to have the courage to speak up in a respectful but direct manner and simply make an observation of the Elephant.
Is Mental Well-being a Choice? What if it is?
Essentially, if we believe that mental health is our choice, then we can choose to perceive the world in a certain way. If we believe that mental health is a choice then we empower ourselves to improve our mental health. We give ourselves a chance to live the lives we want to live.
Are we getting Safety Right?: Must versus Recommend?
Are we getting Safety Right?: Must versus Recommend? Like many Safety Professionals and Leaders, I am passionate about getting safety right and generating safety cultures that not only keep people safe but drives engagement and performance. I am very fortunate to have had the privilege of working with a very broad and diverse client base and being able to observe differing ap ...