Title

To Get Honest Feedback, Leaders Need to Ask

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-27-2014

Publisher

Harvard Business Publishing

Abstract

“The only way to discover your strengths,” wrote Peter Drucker, “is through feedback analysis.” No senior leader would dispute this as a logical matter. But nor do they act on it. Most leaders don’t really want honest feedback, don’t ask for it, and don’t get much of it unless it’s forced on them. At least that’s what we’ve discovered in our research.