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If You're Afraid To Seek Feedback Remember These 3 Things

Afraid to Seek Feedback? Remember 3 Tips

Most of us are afraid to seek feedback. We all want to reach success but we need to remember three things to overcome the fear of asking for feedback.

How to Share Your 21-Day Feedback on Instagram

How to share your 21-Day Feedback on Instagram Stories

Are you doing the 21-Day Fast Feedback Challenge? Learn how to use our templates to post on Instagram every day.

How to Share Your 21-Day Feedback on Facebook (2)

How to Share Your 21-Day Feedback on Facebook

Learn how to share your Fast Feedback on for our 21-Day Fast Feedback Challenge here with our step-by-step Facebook Guide to posting on your news feed and on your stories.

The Value of Receiving Feedback

What’s the value of receiving feedback? Feedback is priceless. My life was changed when it was about five years ago when I got the best feedback sitting in a lecture, the facilitator said, “Mitch, you don’t listen.”

You don’t listen. Three words. The best feedback I ever got in my entire life encapsulated into three words.

Now what was great about that was I was listening.

Those three words really changed my future.

Those words really changed my ability to not only listen but also to see the mistakes I had made; to see what I was doing and what I wasn’t doing that could have changed everything.

The people in your life are holding the keys to your future success in life.

Feedback is a gift. When you begin seeking and receiving feedback from others for the sake of becoming a better human being, you are getting THE MOST VALUE as a leader.

Getting truly honest, transparent feedback from the people we love is priceless. It allows us to increase our own levels of self-awareness and identify areas for growth and begin to step into bigger versions of ourselves. That’s what leadership is all about.

What to Talk About at a Leadership Retreat

As I was filming a video about why things always get in the way of what we care about, I got kicked out of the lobby of the Omni San Diego hotel. After 17 years as an executive coach, I’ve had a lot of practice on what to talk about at a leadership retreat. I like to focus on three deep questions that help leaders and teams strengthen their personal identity.

What do you care about?
Do you own it?
What’s stopping you?

These questions might seem odd at first, but just as Jennifer Potter agrees in her recent HBR Article, sometimes you have to go slow to go fast. Most teams want to just dive right into planning for the next quarter or year or discuss goals, but without strong self-awareness and a sense of identity around what you care about, no one will follow you. Learn more about why I ask these questions at leadership retreats. A bonus question is one I experienced recently while I was volunteering which is, what is relevant to you? Deep questions create a strong identity to strengthen teams.

How to Fail in 2020

How do you fail in 2020? When you learn how to fail in 2020, you might just figure out how NOT to fail in 2020 too. Either choice is yours, but if you want to make 2020 the best year of your life, than we have a great free vision plan for you to make this the best year of your life.

How Leaders Show Their Teams Appreciation | Give the gift of appreciation this season | Simon Leadership Alliance | San Diego CA

How Leaders Show Appreciation To Their Teams

‘Tis the season for Appreciation. O.C. Tanner, shared some research last year in their 10-year, 200,000 person study that focused on employee engagement, retention and results that shared some strikingly sad facts on Appreciation. As leaders, we sometimes miss the depths that the role appreciation really has in the workplace. In this study, 79% of people in the United States leave their jobs because they don’t feel appreciated. In fact, they found that 69% of North Americans surveyed don’t even hear one word of recognition during an entire year at work, that is just crazy. In this video/blog, learn the distinction between appreciation and recognition, how to share appreciation with people on your team, and my example of how I appreciate a person on my team.