Beware Professional Performance Drift

From Art Petty:

“The most effective leaders I’ve worked around in my corporate and consulting careers manage to have an intuitive grasp of their own performance drift. While they may struggle to self-diagnose and correct, they display a keen sense for understanding when they are off their game. They look inward…or at least they ask for help in the form of feedback before they strap on their fundamental attribution error vests and start parading around the workplace acting like the blame-stormers we know and don’t like.

There’s no substitute for help in identifying and curing our own performance drift. We all need someone who offers frank and constructive feedback on our performance-particularly when we are drifting. It might be the trusted colleague capable of telling you how your approach is impacting others, or a coach who brings an objective set of eyes to seeing and reporting on your performance.”

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