one thing for sure my direct leader would not score very high. I’m afraid he failed at each questions listed in the post.
Not a bad person though, just a somebody at the wrong position.
Are you familiar with “secret shoppers?” Organizations ask people to secretly “shop” their establishment, pretending to be customers, and report back the good, the bad, and the ugly. Wouldn’t that be fun to do?
What would happen if your direct reports “secretly shopped” you as a leader? What would they report back? Here’s an exercise to help you find out. You are going to “meta-cognate” or watch yourself by designing a personal secret shopper scorecard.
Identify your ideal self
First, take a few minutes and think of your vision of yourself as a leader. On your best day—the one you would like to be recorded for the nightly news as a model for leaders everywhere—what do you see yourself doing? In interactions, are you focused on the other person? Are you listening to their world and trying to help them succeed in the important work they are doing? Do…
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