Seth Godin is one of the most popular business writers in the world. Recently he blogged:
Who looks you in the eye and says, "given your skills, you could do better..."
"You have enough leverage to really make a difference."
"Could you set aside the fear and go faster?"
"I know you're holding back..."
It takes love and kindness and confidence to bring the truth to a friend you care about. If you're insulating yourself from these conversations, who benefits?
You see, that's what I was trying to say, as we role-played a teacher coaching conversation last week. I just didn't have the right words. I meant to tell this imaginary teacher what Seth said.
Instead, evidently I said this, which the MTR team immediately turned into a coffee mug for posterity: