I thought I would offer another goal for you to consider shooting for in 2009 – “Accept Your 360 Feedback” as reality and do something about it.
Believe it or not, there are actually some leaders who go through a formal 360 degree feedback process – get feedback from their peers or direct reports – then don’t believe or accept the feedback. I’d consider them a bad boss.
Why bother … if you can’t take the truth don’t ask for it.
For those leaders who received less than flattering feedback from their peers and direct reports … welcome to the real world. Your not perfect – nobody is !! It’s time for a little humility.
Accept your feedback and go to work on your short comings … nobody wants you to fail, but failure is ultimate if you don’t honestly address the results of your 360 feedback.
You can’t be too busy to work on your short comings … show some leadership, find the time and get a professional leadership coach to help you be the best leader you can be.
Your peers and direct reports expect it of you … and you owe it to the other stakeholders of your business.