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How Leaders Can Get Honest, Productive Feedback

Without clear performance targets and data measuring how close or far they are from reaching them, leaders will continue to find it difficult to grow and improve.

As an executive coach, I work with many successful leaders who want to become even more effective. Recently, I asked a client of mine what kind of feedback she was receiving to help her be a better leader. She said, “My last performance review was really positive. My boss told me I’m doing a great job and I should just continue to do what I’m doing.”

That felt nice to hear, I’m sure. But it is also completely unhelpful to her growth and development.

According to research on effective learning, to improve performance, people

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