I think we have it wrong when it comes to developing leaders within our organizations. If leaders make up let's say 15% of the organization and we have 85% of the organization who needs to receive that leadership we need to cultivate the mindset and the reception of that 85% so the 15% can be heard and accepted.
People go through high school and college never attending classes on how to seek and accept feedback thoughtfully and professionally. People go through high school and college never attending classes and what it means to be a fantastic teammate once they reach the workplace. We inherit people who for eight to 10 years have no idea of what it's like to accept feedback or what it's like to be great teammate within a workplace organization. This ultimately creates discord within the workplace often leading to leadership challenges that I daresay are quite unnecessary. What if we taught employees how to accept and seek feedback on their own terms? What if we taught employees how to accept feedback openly and honestly even when they disagree with the feedback? What if we taught employees the value of not only accepting but also learning how to provide coaching as a skill set? These three attributes would lead to greater workplace engagement and talent development