Research shows only 3% of the population sets and puts their goals in writing. Of those written goals, I will guess the majority is strategic goals and the minority is in the area of soft skills, specifically interpersonal and communication skills at work. Why? While strategic goals may be easier to measure, the interpersonal skills may contribute to leadership success.
Take a poll, choose a goal and define success. When it comes to how you can improve in the interpersonal department, ask someone who will tell you the truth, because your employees or colleagues may not, even if you do have the courage to ask them (courage is an advanced level skill, by the way).
All you will say in response to your questions is a genuine, “Thank you.” No arguing, “yes, but” -ing or coming to your own defense. Just shut up and listen.
Your action step: What did you come up with after Step #1: Ask? Write it down, or better yet, post it below!
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Christina Haxton is the Chief Potential Officer & Founder of The Center for Sustainable Strategies, a business strategy & executive advisory company, assisting technology and life science entrepreneurs, business owners & CEOs to build a strong, purpose-driven company, achieve sustainable growth & avoid burnout. Contact Christina at (970) 387-8935 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about speaking, training, coaching and consulting solutions for yourself or your company.