“Why should I keep wasting my time providing feedback to the people on my team when they don’t listen? It’s definitely not helping!”
Are you a leader who gives regular feedback to the people on your team? I often ask the people I coach what, if anything, would help them in their job role.
As I write this, we are heading into the holiday season, and then, before you know it, the new year is here. If I have heard one person say it, I have listened to a dozen say, “I can’t believe another year has passed so quickly.” Time is passing; the question you should be asking is, what do you have to show for it?
I once worked for a senior executive that made a point of reminding our team that if the success of our business was entirely dependent on his brain alone, we were in trouble. He regularly used the three most unused words in leadership, “I don’t know.”
The year was 1628, and the Swedish Warship Vasa was to make her maiden voyage to join the other Swedish warships in the Thirty Years’ War. An incredible 64-gun warship, the Vasa was larger than just about anything else found on the waters of Scandinavia in the seventeenth century.
You don’t have to be a golf fan to appreciate the leadership lessons demonstrated by Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker at the 2021 Ryder Cup golf championship. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article asking if you are FOR the people on your team or wanted something FROM the people on your team.