Tom launched August with a twitter frenzy. A few highlights:
Giving feedback is not for amateurs.
Is there any more difficult task than giving effective feedback? If there is, I can't imagine what it would be.
If you think giving feedback is easy or "straightforward," then you are hyper-shitty at giving feedback.
No one is open to poorly proffered feedback. No one = No one.
Giving feedback is a skill to be studied, practiced and mastered as much/as carefully as, say, playing the piano.
Begin with a planet-class training course [on giving feedback], require EVERYONE to take it, provide mandatory annual refresher.
You are a lively soul, and I salute you. But as a boss, be careful when you tease someone who works for you. BE VERY CAREFUL.
Always remember, boss/project leader, the hypersensitive ones may be your very best folk. Don't mistake your thick skin for the norm.
Teasing people is a dangerous profession. (Under any and all conditions.)
@Gil_Bashe 2h @tom_peters Think we need to see our actions in the lens of how we impact others - never to embarrass always to advance the human condition.
Teasing In Cyberspace
Teasing is about all the senses taken together. It can backfire X100 in cyber-conversations.
Use of body language in the theater and on the screen are two very different states of affairs.
Using body language in 2-dimensional space obviously doable. As movie directors know as a matter of course.
Reading body language effectively is 10X more difficult than reading Shakespeare.
As a public speaker, effectively reading body language is perhaps #1 skill/asset
On Bosses' Delusions
If you are a boss and are pleased that people came around to see things your way, worry. Worry a lot.
Boss: Never mistake the fact that people agree with you for their actual feelings
On Who You Hang Out With
@oribrafman When you interact with others who are different, amazing, and serendipitous, things tend to happen.
TP Responses to @oribrafman:
Making this happen regularly [interaction with those who are different] is of the utmost personal and organizational importance and demands systematic thought
And when you fail to do this you mentally and emotionally shrivel by the hour.
This is not a "good idea." It's a life or death, win or lose strategic outlook.
This is not a "generic" issue. This is a ... TODAY ISSUE
Straight talk: You must work your ass off on this. Without intervention, "same same" is the default option.
Top 2 innovation imperatives: Try a lot of stuff. Hang out with interesting people.