Smart Leaders Seek and Listen to These 3 Voices

The higher a leader gets in an organization, the harder it is to get authentic feedback.  My experience suggests that this is a very true statement and that the problem isn’t isolated to senior executives.  It can appear from the very moment you take your first formal leadership role.

To mitigate this challenge, I suggest that you seek out, listen to, and learn from 3 key voices.  Truly listening to these voices requires a strong dose of humility, maturity, and openness; however, allowing them to exist creates both short and long-term benefits.

You can read more about these 3 voices in this article.  Plus, you can download this free PDF suitable to print, post, and share with your colleagues.

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  1. m khan on October 2, 2019 at 5:08 am

    need the article please

    • Patrick Leddin on October 2, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Hi m khan –
      You can find the article using the link in this post, go to, or click the blog tab at the top of the page and you should easily find it. Articles appear in chronological order. Best!

  2. Maureen Italiano on October 2, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Good morning. I like the three voices tool but the word Encouragement is mis-spelled. I don’t want to share it like that. Can you correct it and re-post?

    • Patrick Leddin on October 16, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you for pointing out the misspelling. We have fixed it and reposted. Enjoy!

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