To get honest feedback, leaders need to ask!
Few people would dispute the statement that one of the best ways to discover your strengths and impact as a leader is to ASK!
And yet, studies into leadership behaviours suggest that one of the least practiced leadership behaviours is exactly this – asking for feedback on how his/her actions affect other people’s performance.
Link to HBR blog by Kouzes and Posner.
In addition to become a better receiver of feedback, Kouzes and Posner suggest another way to help make asking for feedback part of your practice.