Feedback as tool for high performance

50% of people have “no idea” or only “some idea” about what is expected from them at work (Gallup research, not opinion). Want to know the kicker: this isn’t only a rank-and-file problem. It turns out that only about 50% of managers know what is expected of them. How can this be? Well, we can only know what is expected of us if we have leaders that create and then communicate the expectations. Are you getting enough feedback at work? What if you got more. With more feedback we can tweak how we do things. We can improve. We can narrow the chasm between what the leader wants and what we are doing. Feedback becomes a tool for high performance.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on September 18, 2018

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