Humanergists recently did a “live 360” at a team meeting. Basically, we met for 2-minute one-on-one sessions to give each other feedback about our strengths and opportunities. For teams with high trust and good relationships, this process works well when implemented regularly.
Another quality about the Humanergy team that makes this potentially touchy process easier is that we’re all eager to learn. Whether it’s gaining more self-awareness or learning more about a tool to help our clients, we consider ourselves students. Like a good student, we’re excited to soak up knowledge of all kinds.*
How does the student mindset help leaders? If you consider yourself as having plenty to learn, you are more:
- Open to new ideas
- Open to better ways of working with others
- Able to change your mind based on new information
Having a student mindset is great, and it sets you up to make profound changes in your behavior. So the most critical homework for leadership students is to apply what you learn. “Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use (Anonymous).”
*This may explain why we’re Jeopardy enthusiasts!