Is “Constructive Criticism” an Oxymoron?

The Financial Post’s recent article, “Constructive criticism is an oxymoron we should do away with,” is absolutely absurd. It not only misses the point of what constructive criticism is all about, it’s ridiculous and naïve. While cloaking negative criticism as constructive feedback is surely suboptimal, to suggest that all constructive criticism is negative, as it does, is …

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An Eye for Talent

A key leadership competency is to BE “talent.” Even more important, though, is a leader’s ability to IDENTIFY (and leverage) the talent of others. What Talent Looks Like The three elements of Executive Intelligence* provides a good framework for identifying the talent of others (and your own): The Ability to Complete Tasks The Ability to …

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Getting a Better Grip | December 2012

The December 2012 edition of Getting a Better Grip, the LeadershipTraction newsletter is now on-line at http://leadershiptraction.com/newsletter/getting-a-better-grip-2012-12.pdf: To receive future newsletters via email, subscribe here: http://leadershiptraction.com/connect/#contact. To view the on-line newsletter archives: http://leadershiptraction.com/newsletter#archives. Enjoy!

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