The Giant Cost of Faking Feedback
Jan09

The Giant Cost of Faking Feedback

by Alain Hunkins, reprinted from Pioneer Leadership. Saying you want feedback is one thing.  The willingness to receive it is something else. Research has shown that leaders who ask for feedback are significantly more effective than leaders who don’t ask for it.  Leaders who ranked at the bottom 10% in asking for feedback were rated at the 15th percentile in overall leadership effectiveness.  In contrast, leaders who ranked at the top...

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Real Men React: The Onslaught of Sexual Harassment Charges
Jan09

Real Men React: The Onslaught of Sexual Harassment Charges

Real Men React to Sexual Harassment, Episode 72, December 5, 2017 With the depth and speed of sexual harassment charges, firings, apologies, denials etc. RMF has been wanting a discussion with other men to talk about our reactions to all of this. Andy’s has continually been; “What the f*ck?!” Real Men Feel’s Andy Grant and Appio Hunter, lead a frank discussion with three guys from the private RMF Facebook Group; Anthony Simeone from...

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Real Men Feel: Episode 69, Male Violence
Oct13

Real Men Feel: Episode 69, Male Violence

Guest post: Andy Grant: Real Men Feel Male Violence, Episode 69, October 10, 2017 In the wake of the Las Vegas Massacre, Real Men Feel’s Andy Grant and Appio Hunter, have an open discussion on male violence. All fans of the show were invited to take part. Is violence innate to being a man? Are white males particularly violent? If male violence is a problem is it primarily a mental health issue, a gun issue, something else? Can it be...

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Thrive or Just Survive: Men’s Work Beyond Woundedness
May01

Thrive or Just Survive: Men’s Work Beyond Woundedness

by Jan Hutchins “Few among men are they who cross to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.” ― Gautama Buddha I no longer cry at ManKind Project graduation celebrations. At the first 20+ gatherings where our brotherhood welcomes home the new initiates and their families, I had the wettest hankie in the room, gushing as our “new brothers” spoke of their transformations, weeping as their families and...

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Why Do We Make Poor Decisions?
Apr10

Why Do We Make Poor Decisions?

This is a wooden box. Some people use them to jump up onto for exercise. I am one of those people. Two weeks ago, I was using a box quite similar to this one, when I caught my left hand on the edge of box as I was jumping the 24 inches on to it. It hurt, but I thought it was just a bruise.  I finished the workout, and noticed that my finger was pretty swollen. Just to be on the safe side, I figured I should have it checked out. I...

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3 Reasons Leaders Should Never Fix Their People
Apr05

3 Reasons Leaders Should Never Fix Their People

Daniel leads a team of twenty research scientist/leaders. In preparing to work with the team at their annual leadership conference, I spoke to Joanne, one of Daniel’s direct reports.  Joanne brought me up to speed with the team, their group dynamics, and the work that they do. One of the things Joanne shared was: One thing you should know that Daniel is a terrific leader.  However, he has a one particular sensitivity you should be...

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