Hardly a day goes by without someone asking me, “How are you doing?” But rarely does anyone walk up and say, “How am I doing?”
Former Governor of New York, Ed Koch, was notorious for asking his supporters, “How am I Doing?” As a result, most people loved him.
If you are looking for a way to take your leadership to the next level, make the question, “How am I doing?” a part of your arsenal.
The key is to foster an environment where people are willing to tell you the truth.
A couple of days ago I wrote about the importance of being a truth-teller, and having a willingness to start with yourself.
If you really want to know, all you have to do is ask . . . “How am I doing?”
Application: Find one person today and ask them the question, “How am I doing?”
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.