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Henry Cloud teaches us how a true authentic leader gives good feedback in order for his team to move forward and accomplish their mission.

Key Points:

  • The Loner Leader is disconnected from his employees. He rarely gives feedback to his team, and sometimes gives no feedback at all.
  • The Toxic Leader gives his employees feedback, but only in a harsh or uncaring way. Sometimes his feedback isn’t even accurate according to the job they’ve done.
  • The Fake Leader is afraid to give his employees any critical feedback, even if it is constructive criticism and well-deserved. Therefore, he only gives his team feedback that makes them feel good about themselves.
  • The Healthy Leader gives his employees honest, real, and practical feedback. This enables his team to keep moving forward in the direction of their mission.
  • Employees need to hear the truth in love in order to get to the next level.

Quote This:

Employees need to hear real, honest feedback they can practically apply to the job they do. -Henry Cloud

See Also: Leadership

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. From the list of leaders above, what kind of leader was your father at home? What kind of leader was your mother? What kind of leader are you with your family?
  3. How can a Loner Leader’s lack of feedback move his team in the wrong direction?
  4. How can a Toxic Leader’s feedback hurt his team and his business?
  5. How can a Fake Leader’s feedback keep employees and his business from growing?
  6. How can a Healthy Leader’s feedback help his team to accomplish their mission?
  7. Out of all the leaders listed above, which do you think is the worst and why?
  8. What kind of leaders have you had at your business. What kind of leader are you?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.