It’s Easy for You, So How Do You Communicate It?

We all have hidden talents, those things about ourselves that we don’t see as a skill because they come so easily to us. Because it’s easy for us, and makes sense to us, we can fall into the trap of thinking it’s so for everyone else or becoming frustrated and “dumbing it down” to the point of being condescending.

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Radical Candor: the Secret to Successful Leadership

The premise is that it is really important to genuinely care about your employees. Caring simply is not enough, and if done without candor can be damaging and problematic.

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The Power of Transparency

Transparency is desired by employees and feared by management. There is a belief that being vulnerable, stating our goals or challenges to others will result in embarrassment or lack of respect from employees. The opposite is actually true. Why do we say that goals are important to write down? It’s simple – if we fail to document our goals we tend to lose sight of them. The same is true for transparency. Recently I attended an event where David Scott-Thomas of the Speed River Track and Field Club spoke and was impressed by how he used...

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