Category: asking for feedback

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Be aware of Solomon’s Paradox, and make better decisions

We have all, at some time or another, fallen victim to Solomon’s Paradox.   If you are in a leadership role, it is worth taking the time to understand this phenomenon, if for no other reason than it might help you

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Are you falling victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect?

Have you ever been in a conversation with a co-worker or a manager where it is obvious that he knows absolutely nothing about the subject at hand, and yet has plenty to say?  Not only is everything he says clearly

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Leaders, do you solicit and listen to negative feedback?

I’ve often blogged about how leaders can give negative feedback more effectively (including this post: Five things every leader should know about giving negative feedback).  But a recent event caused me to consider how good leaders are at soliciting and

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The top five reasons your employees won’t give you feedback

A manager from Canada’s public service is today’s guest blogger on Turning Managers into Leaders. Read her front-line perspective on why employees are reluctant to give their leaders feedback.

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Are your employees speaking up?

It isn’t good enough to just ask for input from your employees. You have to create the right environment AND commit to follow-through. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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Actively seek out feedback

Your customers and employees have valuable information to give you about how you’re doing and what you could be doing better. But how do you get this information? Four specific ways to do so in this article by leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji.

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