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What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential by Robert Kaplan

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Giving and Getting Feedback

Effective Leaders Coach Their People and Actively Seek Coaching Themselves

Do you coach and actively develop your key people?

Is your feedback specific, timely, and actionable?

Do you solicit actionable feedback from your key subordinates?

Do you cultivate advisers who are able to confront you with criticisms that you may not want to hear?

Most executives assert that talent development is critical to the success of their organization. While this is certainly true, in reality many companies and their leaders often perform poorly on this crucial task. The failure usually boils down to a few key issues. First of all, coaching and evaluation frequently get confused. Many executives use the year-end evaluation process ...

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