This year, in addition to four unexpected annual review questions, I asked my team to share the leadership nuggets they’ve gathered over years of experience. Today, I invite us to share with each other:
What is the best leadership advice that you’ve ever received?
What one or two nuggets do you find priceless? What changed your perspective or amplified your impact?
Here’s what I gathered in my research:
- You can’t invest in everyone equally. Invest where you see the greatest potential.
- Ask leaders (outside of those you interact with regularly) for their input or perspective. (Broaden the net)
- Instead of asking for ‘feedback’, ask for ‘advice’. (“What advice do you have?” yields much more information than “What feedback do you have?”)
- Go where the energy is.
- Always see people as people. They aren’t ‘resources’, skills, or icons (when looking up the hierarchy).
Please chime in. There are years of hard-won wisdom in the readership of this blog. Don’t be shy.