Great and very simple exercise from Marshall Goldsmith designed to help you get seriously useful ideas for your professional development.
Name the area in which you wish to improve. – e.g. I want to be a better leader.
Tell someone, almost anyone ‘I want to be a better leader‘.
Ask them for two ideas for things to do that would help you become a better leader.
After they have offered their suggestions – simply say ‘Thank you‘. No discussions, no debate, no analysis – just ‘Thank you‘.
This should work brilliantly in 121s as a way of getting information on how you can improve.
Pluck up the courage to try it. It works.