Ego Trap #1: Not Soliciting and/or Ignoring Feedback You Don’t Like
Radio Talk on Jan 31, 2015 @ 8 PM CST
Your success in leading others requires alignment between your self-perception and your followers’ perception. From a leadership standpoint, it’s an important distinction.
The ability to know yourself (what’s called emotional self-awareness) and the ability to recognize how others see you (social self-awareness) both play a vital role in being an effective leader.
In all of my work with executives, I have found the shared challenge of these highly intelligent, very talented leaders to be an inability to fully assess their own leadership effectiveness.
Happily, you can generate a road map for ratcheting up your leadership performance by simply gathering feedback. By regularly collecting, interpreting, and responding to feedback, you can become more self-aware, tuned in to your team, and effective in your role as company leader, motivator, and visionary.
It’s not about inviting judgment or collecting accolades; it’s about creating a crystal clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, information you can leverage, thus making it the ultimate secret weapon in the leadership game.