"Do the stories I tell at work have to be true?"

"Do the stories I tell at work have to be true?"

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_086.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSShttp://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_086.mp3Podcast (lead-with-a-story-podcast-series): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS As a storytelling coach, I’m often asked, “Do my leadership or sales stories have to be true?” My perhaps surprising answer is, “No, they don’t. You can completely make up a story you tell at…

Tough Feedback? Talk to My Agent. Receiving Performance Feedback Like a Pro

Tough Feedback? Talk to My Agent. Receiving Performance Feedback Like a Pro

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_076.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSShttp://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_076.mp3Podcast (lead-with-a-story-podcast-series): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS There’s an endless amount of advice available for how to give tough feedback effectively, but very little on how to receive it well. One person who learned how the hard way is Gail Hollander. Gail…

A 3,000-year-old technique for delivering tough feedback to the boss

A 3,000-year-old technique for delivering tough feedback to the boss

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_067.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSShttp://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_067.mp3Podcast (lead-with-a-story-podcast-series): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Giving feedback is a lot easier when the misstep is obvious once pointed out. Unfortunately, people sometimes have difficulty seeing even an obvious mistake when they’re the ones committing it. What can you do when…

The WORST advice about how to be seen as a leader

The WORST advice about how to be seen as a leader

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_066.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSShttp://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_066.mp3Podcast (lead-with-a-story-podcast-series): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSSIn 2010, I had the pleasure of working with Courtney Minor. She’d just been promoted and was working with a new team on an important project. The day came when she, along with her teammates, had…

One of my (many) leadership mistakes. (You're welcome.)

One of my (many) leadership mistakes. (You're welcome.)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_065.mp3Podcast (lead-with-a-story-podcast-series): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSSI’d just started a new assignment one month earlier when my boss called me into her office. The good news was that our business was great this year, and we were on track to overdeliver our objectives. The bad news was that next year was…

5 Steps to more effective feedback

5 Steps to more effective feedback

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