As leaders, how often do we ask our team members for feedback with these two questions:
What should I start doing?
What should I stop doing?
Asking for feedback, in this direct way, is one of the least frequent behaviors of exemplary leaders. Leaders may be reluctant to ask, just as team members may be reluctant to share their thoughts on things they wish you would change. This article is written from the perspective of a back-seater/team member who spent years observing what leaders did that was motivating--or not.