Feedback is fierce

The most successful organizations - by which I mean those whose employees are motivated, engaged, and carry a growth mindset - embrace a culture of feedback. People in these organizations look upon feedback as a gift and an opportunity, and share it from a place of care and desire to see each other grow. They know that, no matter how difficult the feedback is to give, it needs to be given because they are being - as I heard Lorne Rubis once put it - our “loving critic.” And they know that feedback is freeing because, once it’s out there, they can do something with it (as opposed to being blind to what they’re doing or saying that isn’t going over well with others). (more…)
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Time to grow

My relationship with time is complicated (honestly, it can be a bit ridiculous). When I have to spend time doing something that doesn't create value or move things forward, I tend to look on that time as a waste. It drives me nuts. Up until the beginning of 2019, commuting to and from work fell into that waste category. Spending 30-35 minutes in traffic each day would get me stressed if I wasn't in the office by a certain time. Plus I'd dedicate way too much energy on things like the optimal lane to be in, the drivers I thought had suffered a head injury, and calculating how long before I'd be at my desk. It seems so silly now when I write that out. Let me now introduce a…
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