Bob's Gutsy Leadership Blog

Archive for October, 2011

Camouflaging Negative Feedback – Deadly!

When an employee didn’t perform adequately in a particular situation, it is the duty of the boss to tell them about it, and explain what should have been done. Unfortunately, there are a ton of bosses that find this hard to do. Instead, they will ignore the situation or casually mention it but sugar-coat it in such a way that the employee hardly recognizes it as a serious comment. Hence, the individual goes about their work, thinking all is going well.

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Look Forward, Not Backward!

It matters not whether you are a for-profit business, an arm of a government, an education system or a non-profit, the world changes. Technologies evolve, lifestyles come and go, economic conditions shift in surprising ways, and new players emerge with bright ideas that bring about big upheavals.

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Dooming Your Innovations?

So…if you are pursuing innovation or major change, the lessons are obvious …

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Are You a Hard-To-Read Boss?

When it comes to bosses, over the decades, I have worked for/observed a whole bunch. I think the hard-to-read bosses are the most troublesome. They come in three varieties:

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