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Marshall Goldsmith, the world's top executive coach has said "Great leaders should ask for feedback, not just from their superiors, but even their colleagues and direct reports. They listen to what others have to say, learn from their comments, and follow up to ensure positive, long-term change.” 

I have found that there are three similar approaches to asking for feedback that provide a framework for the responder, especially direct reports. Instead of simply saying, "I'd like your feedback on my leadership," try asking one of these questions:

  • What would you like to see me continue/stop/start?
  • What could I do more of/less of?
  • What do you think I could do differently?

Although it can be uncomfortable at first, you will never know how you can be a better leader to the individuals on your team until you ask them. Are you willing to ask the question?

Posted by Pamela Canning, CSC

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