When you’re the manager, it can be down-right difficult to get candid critiques or compliments that aren’t coated with ulterior motives or filtered by fear. Your team doesn’t want to tell you something that might put them on your “bad side”, so they choose to tell you that which is more likely to land them on your “good side”.
Getting honest-to-goodness feedback from reports isn’t as easy as one might think. Yet, here’s the thing: it’s pivotal to a leader’s success and development. Not only that, it’s necessary for a team’s success and development. The better the manager becomes, the better the team becomes. Exceptional leaders live this out; they know that it’s their job to persistently and carefully request feedback.
Hearing the feedback
Most leaders wait to see if feedback comes their way; not only that, but typically, they hope it doesn’t. If it does, it forces them to take action or be accountable – in ways that they never really wanted. Controlling leaders don’t want it […]