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Posts Tagged ‘defensive

10
Jun

Defensive people are the WORST! It drives me nuts when I give even the most minor piece of feedback and the person on the other end gets all hot under the collar and ignores every word I said. Grow up, people. You’re not perfect and pretending that you are is making you insufferable. Seriously! That’s […]

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11
Jun

I gave a speech last week on the importance of feedback to a high performance organization. It was clear that many of the audience members were uncomfortable with the thought of delivering corrective feedback. They asked great questions and slowly came to terms with how they would craft feedback to reduce the likelihood that it […]

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09
Apr

At the recent XL Leadership Summit, I was asked by an audience member for help with a situation that had been causing some tension on his team.  He has a team of 5 people where one member is frequently prolonging decisions. In his words she wants to “discuss stuff…then discuss it more, and more…and then […]

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18
Sep

  It’s incredibly frustrating to work with someone who can dish it out but can’t take it.  In my previous post, I talked about the bad habits of these “porcupines” who are all prickly on the outside but have a soft, undefended underbelly. They tend to have double standards when it comes to doling out […]

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15
Sep

  Teams are hard work. That hard work is often made all the more difficult by people who continually dish out critical, jarring words and actions but repeatedly get offended or wounded when their behavior is reciprocated. Here’s a quick sampling of things that these prickly porcupines do on the offense but can’t abide when […]

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