Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The main post is below, but I have to lead with today's Reperconcussions story:  Notre Dame's quarterback stayed in for seven plays to finish a scoring drive although he had been hit so hard HE LOST VISION IN HIS RIGHT EYE, although it came back later.  Seems like a failure in judgement on his part rather than coaching pressure, but is another example of the everyday dangers in football. On the plus side, he says it feels a lot less serious than the concussion he got in high school.  No word on if his eye agrees.

And now the main event:
I gave a friend some not-100%-positive feedback yesterday on a group he leads (not work-related, but otherwise I'm not giving details).  Even worse, I didn't have a solution to offer, just complaints, which I don't like.  But I thought it would be good to get my thoughts out there, and the conversation went very well.

Today he blogged a rant savaging complainers.  He didn't mean to include yesterday's discussion, but I'm realizing how nervous I am to bring up other issues, in case they're in the next category that will result in a rant.  I don't even know how I want to bring up this one, and I speak up a lot - is there a way to tell how this will impact quieter people?  Especially the people he's describing?

I hope I'm uniquely overreacting.

1 comment:

  1. I think the whole, "don't come to me with a problem unless you have a solution," is bullshit.

    Identify a problem and discuss it with the person/people to resolve--show some creative thinking, to be sure, but if you hold back a criticism b/c you don't have an immediate solution, you'll be sorry later.