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Reflect and Respect: The Power of Self-Reflection in Feedback

Jul 11, 2023

Have you ever had a feedback session where you felt like you were talking to a brick wall? Or, have you ever given feedback that just wasn't received the way you intended? It can be frustrating, but don't worry, self-reflection is here to save the day!


Encouraging self-reflection in feedback means that you're not just telling your team members what they're doing wrong, but you're also helping them identify areas for improvement themselves. This process not only helps them understand their strengths and weaknesses, but it also gives them the confidence to grow and develop.


But how do you encourage self-reflection? Start by asking open-ended questions and giving them space to reflect on their own performance. You can also provide constructive feedback that is specific and actionable, so they know exactly what they need to work on.


Looking inward can put you on the path to effective leadership. Self-reflection isn't just a one-time activity, but something to continually practice. As more people take accountability for their own growth, and when managers of successful teams ask themselves questions that uncover blindspots, they'll soon learn the underlying power of evaluation from within.


So let’s continue fostering an environment where self-reflection takes center stage. It's time to step away from the megaphone and pick up that mirror - for taking ownership in yourself and others will be key for continued success as a leader.


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