Assess Your Own Performance As A Leader
When top executives stumble, they risk taking their companies down with them. How can you stay steady on your feet so you keep delivering high-quality leadership? Feedback. But getting feedback on your own performance isn't easy. The higher you climb on the corporate ladder, the harder it is to get candid input from colleagues uneasy about criticizing a peer. Few direct reports feel safe telling the boss uncomfortable truths about his performance. And members of the board often focus exclusively on executives' ability to deliver financial results; directors may ignore additional essential skills of leadership, such as strategy execution and talent management.