By definition, feedback is: “information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement.” Effective feedback helps us all (including leaders) learn and grow, both personally and professionally. Swap the word “leaders” for “people” in this article; it still rings true.
“Leaders tend to get the most feedback on a specific event — how they communicated in one meeting or responded to one email. What is more helpful is feedback on patterns of behavior that leverage specific events as examples. Looking at patterns helps alleviate recency bias where we tend to recall and over-weight events in our near-term memory.” (Read the rest!)
For even more tips: Take a look at the webinar we hosted with The Virtus Group on the topic of feedback.