“What would I tell my best friend to do in this situation?”
To what extent do you tap into the head, heart, and guts of those in your personal and professional communities for feedback?
A common practice in the business world is to seek the input and perspective of colleagues to help identify blind spots and additional opportunities for greater achievement.
In his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith—considered among the top coaches in the world—uses the “feed forward” concept to advise and direct others toward more effective strategies and behaviors.
Unfortunately, many of us are far better at shelling out our wisdom and great council than accepting it. We all tend to think we are navigating our lives and careers just fine.
Today’s quote suggests that we can attach a boomerang to our advice monster to try our own brilliant perspective on ourselves.
How would your life improve if you increased your coach-ability through your own wise words and the “feed forward” from others you admire and respect?