There are three simple but powerful questions that can help you improve your effectiveness and better understand your impact on others.
Imagine if you were to ask your team:
- To be more effective as a leader, what should I start doing (or do more often)?
- To be more effective as a leader, what should I stop doing (or do less often)?
- What should I continue to do that I’m already doing?
Incidentally, if you can’t imagine asking your team to respond to those questions honestly and candidly, you’ve already got some crucial information – there’s probably a trust issue to face.
That said, is there a way you could encourage people to respond to those questions in a way that is anonymous and confidential?
Wouldn’t you want to know how your team would respond to these questions? What could you do with that information?