You’ve heard the adage to learn from your mistakes. But it’s equally important to learn from your successes, both personally and as a leader. You can get a lot of useful information from achievements and high-performing workers—and analyzing it can be instructive and motivating, for you and others.
This principle is important to remember during performance reviews, when the focus tends to be on things that have gone wrong. It’s beneficial for everyone to also track what’s going right. Meet often with high-performing colleagues or employees to see what you can learn from them. Then think about how you can transfer that quality of work to other people on the team.
Most people respond better to the carrot than the stick! Focus on the positive and reward progress. Learn more about how to lead with passion and vision in our Instaread on The Busy Leader’s Handbook.