Radical Candor: My Go To Feedback Routine

The Reflective Leader and Learning Organization Guide In search of better feedbacking As a coach and mentor, challenging people is a natural part of my work, and sometimes they are in the form of tough messages. Not always though, the messages go down well with the recipient. This is particularly the case for conversations with startup entrepreneurs that I see are stuck in the trap of what I call “just do it” leap of faith product development. For years I’ve … Read More

Knowing to Stop – A Confucius Teaching

The Reflective Leader and Learning Organization Guide Confucius’ 7 spaces of learning Knowing to stop – is a simple notion but difficult to practice skill. In “Great Learning (大学)”, written around 2,500 years ago by one of his first disciples Zengzi (曾子), Confucius (孔子) teaches the following: 知止而后有定 定而后能靜 靜而后能安 安而后能慮 慮而后能得 When you know to stop, you have stability When you have stability, you find tranquility When you are tranquil, you can be at ease When you are at … Read More