Our reader poll today asks: How do you think your people would rate you as a leader?
– They think I’m the best leader they’ve ever had: 12%
– They think I’m an above-average leader: 62%
– They think I’m an average leader: 21%
– They think I’m a below-average leader: 3%
– They think I’m a terrible leader: 2 %
A more critical approach: Well over half of respondents say their people think they’re better-than-average leaders. That math doesn’t work. I challenge you to ask your people what they really think. None of us wants to face flaws or criticism, but sometimes it’s the best thing you can do to improve your skills. Sit down with the members of your team and ask them where you really stand. Seek direct and actionable feedback. I guarantee that those of you who do so will end up in the “above average” group of leaders.
Do you agree with these poll results? Let us know in the comments below!
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.