?Are you paying attention?
As a leader you are getting feedback all the time.
Sometimes that feedback is verbal.
Much more often that feedback is non-verbal.
Aside from being non-verbal, it is also indirect.
This means you have to be more aware of what is happening than anyone else.
You need to notice why people are leaving your team and events leading up to it.
You need to notice and address patterns of behavior as they are happening.
You need to notice shifts in morale and the energy of your people on a regular basis.
This is no easy task at first.
Yet, it is the very heart of your job as a leader.
Because if you only pay attention to what is obvious, you are vulnerable to blindspots.
By paying attention to these details you are becoming an even better leader.
By having this new level of awareness you can make decisions fast, accurate decisions.
By welcoming the feedback you can use it as a tool to grow future leaders.
Today make it a point to be more aware of your people.
You may find out you can address issues someone is having that prevents them from quitting.
You may see other issues coming so as not to get caught off guard.
You may also realize what is working well and be able to build from there.