Future of Work Needs Leaders Who Can Give Candid Feedback

Cheryl Cran

November 15, 2018

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To get to the fast-changing future is going to require a whole lot of willingness to hear things we might not want to hear. Future of work needs leaders who can give candid feedback.

I remember in my early banking career I had been through a series of bank robberies and my boss told me 'you are a lousy leader.'

Perhaps her words were a little harsh, but I can tell you it was excellent feedback at the time. I thought that because I handled myself well under pressure that I was a great leader. Carol pointed out to me that 'one skill' does not make a master leader that a master leader transfers skills and helps people go beyond the leader.

Check out this video clip excerpt from a keynote I delivered titled, "The Future of Work Is Now—Are You Ready?"

This article was originally published on NextMapping.

Cheryl Cran is a future-of-work expert and the founder of NextMapping.com, future-of-work research and consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs be future-ready.

She is the author of six books, including her new one due out at the end of 2018 titled,
NextMapping—How Great Leaders Inspire People to Create the Future of Work.

Opinions expressed by the author are not necessarily those of WITI.

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