Why successful leaders have peer mentors – Business Insider

The concept of soliciting feedback on your performance at work might sound strange. Mandatory performance reviews are stressful enough — it seems almost masochistic to subject yourself to hearing about your failures and “areas for improvement” when it’s not required. Yet experts say the most successful leaders are often the ones who actively seek feedback and advice from the people they work with. According to Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications and author of the new book “All the Leader You Can Be,” successful leaders often have peer mentors, or coworkers who they regularly exchange feedback with. Bates says seeking feedback on your performance is a critical step on the path to developing executive presence, which she defines as “the qualities of a leader that engage, inspire, align, and move people to act.”

Source: Why successful leaders have peer mentors – Business Insider

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