“You’ll never leave where you are until you see where you’ll rather be.” Unknown
Having studied, interviewed, trained and coached many leaders, one of the main qualities or skills you have to develop as a leader in order to increase your self-awareness level and also connect better with those you lead to bring out the best in them, is being open to feedback. This is not an easy thing to do. Why is that? William James succinctly answers this question in a following quote: “The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
This quote explains why it’s so difficult to be open to feedback, it tends to burst our bubble. Feedback by its very nature is not mostly positive, it highlights our shortcomings and work against our natural craving which is to be appreciated. Growth, however, comes from feedback. Let the video and link below help you get more insights on how you can develop this skill. I also train leaders on the science of receiving as well as giving feedback to others in a non-threatening way.
Veli Ndaba – ‘The NeuroEngineer’. My talks and training program are based on the philosophy called the ‘Veli Ndaba NeuroEngineeringLeadership Effect’ #VNNLE, a discipline formed by using fundamental principles from Neuroscience and Engineering with a twist of Motivation to create a spark and receptive environment to understanding the science behind Peak Performance. For me to bring this experience to you team and organisation, book me on www.velindaba.com