I’ve been fortunate to receive some wonderful feedback from my clients. It’s been a privilege to help them through crises, act as a listening partner and collaborator, and contribute to their organization’s growth. I’ve seen firsthand how external resources can be a lifeline when facing challenges. I’m fortunate to have a vast network that I can connect you with, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need support.
One topic I feel strongly about is the importance of feedback in the workplace. Unfortunately, not all leaders provide feedback, and waiting for performance reviews can be detrimental. I encourage you to take control of managing your leaders by proactively asking for feedback.
I’ve developed a framework for soliciting feedback, which includes asking what to continue, what to start, and what to change. It’s crucial to qualify the value you’ve brought to the organization and have face-to-face conversations to receive feedback.
When asking these questions, here are a few things to remember:
- Gratitude is a powerful tool. It’s important to acknowledge positive feedback and use the foolproof 1-to-1 formula to position your value and ensure your contributions are recognized and valued.
- When receiving recognition, pause and slow down. Show gratitude and acknowledge the effort others put into sharing their feedback and the value they see in your work.
- Seek to understand constructive feedback. Constructive feedback may not feel good initially, but it provides valuable data and insight that can help us show progress and meet objectives.
I urge you to take this framework and apply it to your own situations. If you’re a leader with team members who struggle with managing their careers and asking for feedback, share this podcast episode. For leaders who don’t have the time to teach these skills, I offer my assistance as the “drop-in CEO” to facilitate conversations or build capabilities within organizations.
If you are aspiring to the C-Suite, and tired of the hustle, are you ready to change how you work and implement these tips?
If you are a business owner or C-Suite leader, are you ready to invest in your people and help them be successful? Their success is your success!
Now is the time for you to collect your thoughts and take action. I want you to succeed and this framework can enable you to do it yourself.
However, if you need more help, I’m here for you as the Drop In CEO, CEO whisperer or as a sounding board.
To hear more about my upcoming book, please tune into my podcast that is releasing this Friday 10/6/23.
Would you rather have a quick 1-2-1 to discuss your specific challenge? Could The Drop In CEO be your support system? Direct Message me on LI or contact me by schedule a short call and let’s have a conversation. Until then, I wish you much success.