Are you game to try something new in terms of how you lead this month?
Try this: ask a single blind-spot clean-up question of each of your direct reports over the next 30 days. For example, “What do I need to pay more attention to when it comes to your workload?” For other blind-spot clean-up questions, take a look at sample questions here.
Remember — when you get their answers, don’t react or explain or defend or rationalize. Just take it, say “thanks,” and think about it.
And, don’t forget to let me know how it works for you!
David Peck is a Partner and US Lead for Executive Coaching at Heidrick Consulting. He’s been published extensively and is the author of Beyond Effective. Twitter: @coachdavidpeck