An excellent article http://www.solutions-for-growth.com/giving-feedback written by Alison Jukes, an expert coach in Talent Management for business leaders is devoted to helping raise the performance of the senior team. Feedback is essential to help leaders develop their awareness of their limits – how do you know where you limits are if you don’t know what you do well, as well as what you do less well? In the book I’m in the middle of, “The Cast Iron Self-Confidence Of The Influential Leader”, I write:
“Most people especially in business are starved of proper reinforcement and recognition and in particular, men. When I reinforce learning with my clients by pointing out what they do right or well, I notice how often my male clients are unused to receiving these messages. My male clients can look very surprised when I appreciate their talents and learning. One or two have told me that they are genuinely amazed to have positive reinforcement.
What honest feedback have you ever had about yourself from others? Do you make it a habit to recognise what either you’ve done well? Do you often notice and remark at what others in your team have been successful or achieved?”
You can be outstandingly influential when you appreciate someone.