Seven MUSTS for Successful Criticism

“Because the art of criticism is so little known, and because 99 per cent of the people are so inept at it, the very word criticism leaves as bad taste in our mouths.” So said Les Giblin in “How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People.” “The real purpose of criticism,” he continued, “is not …

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Making Difficult Decisions Less So

In Why is it MINE to decide?, I explored why you, the boss, are best-suited to be making the tough calls. Now let’s look at HOW to do that more effectively – less difficultly. Many bosses are responsible enough, but still avoid ‘hitting things Head On.’ Why? Because they’re often not used to taking appropriate, timely, and decisive …

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Getting a Better Grip | October 2012

The October 2012 edition of Getting a Better Grip, the LeadershipTraction newsletter is now on-line at To receive future newsletters via email, subscribe here: To view the on-line newsletter archives: Enjoy!  

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