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Leaders spend their time managing the workplace, making sure everything goes smoothly and evaluating their employees. But, when you’re always the one doing evaluations, who evaluates your own performance? In this article, entrepreneur and leader Ryan Rock reveals three things you can do to improve yourself as a member of your business or company when you don’t have the option of being evaluated by someone in a higher position than you. From there, you can reach goals and continue to enhance the company by being self-aware.
Here are a few tips on how to evaluate yourself shared by Ryan Rock, Ankeny native:
- Try to Remain Neutral
This may be the most difficult, but it is the most important to keep in mind.
Maintaining a neutral standpoint on yourself means you’ll be more open to change and advice on improvement. If you are convinced you cannot do any wrong, then issues may begin to appear, as this can not only create friction in the workplace, but it can also prevent yourself from improving both as a person and as a leader.
Additionally, try and evaluate yourself as you would with your employees. Ask yourself, “if an employee did this, how would I feel about this?” And try and answer that question honestly. Proofread your work with a critical eye, rather than immediately approve it without giving it a second thought. Hold yourself to standards that are higher than the ones you expect employees to have. That is how you remain neutral.
- Give Employees Chances to Evaluate You
If there is no one ranking above you, then ask those under you for…Read More