Engagement Tip # 20 – Seek Feedback On Your Leadership

Wait a minute! Leaders are supposed to give feedback to their employees, adiposity not the other way around. This turns the concept of feedback on its head. There’s no doubt, it is a very uncomfortable notion for many leaders.  But having your employees give you constructive feedback is one of the most powerful ways to engage them and to develop as a leader. Leaders who are brave enough to ask their employees for feedback send a strong message of trust and mutual respect, not to mention a willingness to be vulnerable. When the employee and the leader are on equal footing, where titles don’t matter and meaningful conversation happens, you create incredible moments. So let your employees know that you want to grow as a leader and that they are in the best position to give you the feedback you need to continue to develop your leadership skills. It is a humbling experience, one that is rich and engaging for both the leader and the employee. It is the purest form of authentic leadership. 

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.