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Tip 112: Honest Feedback

How often to you ask for feedback? What kind of feedback do you ask for? And what do you do with the information you receive?

Effective leaders understand that just about everything they do and say impacts their direct reports’ lives and performance. Because of this, they want to hear unvarnished feedback so they can proactively help team members reach their full potential. How can you help your team overcome their reluctance to provide open and honest feedback?

Focus on these three areas:

  1. Lay the groundwork for high-trust feedback exchanges

  2. Handle feedback asks and conversations with finesse and compassion

  3. Follow up on the feedback you receive

Read more about this week’s leadership tip. What Managers Should Ask to Get Honest Feedback

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