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You’re Not as Good of a Boss as You Think


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I disagree with this, at least in the context of startups:

ASK YOUR EMPLOYEES HOW YOU’VE HELPED THEM GET BETTER

Putting people on the spot is the best way to see if you’ve made an impact. Ask employees individually to cite a specific example or strength they’ve developed based on your leadership, coaching, or business development. And look for commonalities among the team. Are they all citing the same examples? Are they struggling to give specifics? That’s a sign you have some work to do.

I don't believe in putting people on the spot.

I don't believe in asking the people who report to me what I've done to improve them.

In general, if you have to ask, you're doing something wrong.

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