According to Forbes, true leaders “take all the facts into account.” Candid leaders understand that cultivating trust and openness means being direct when sharing any information. In the long run, decisions that are made based on facts will simply save time and avoid doubt among teams.
Reflect on how to be objective vs. subjective
Learning how to be objective vs. subjective is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.
Can being factual help you be more candid?
Exercises to help you be objective vs. subjective
Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to be objective vs. subjective.
- Support your next idea by directly referring to customer testimonials, support tickets, or social media posts. This backs up your pitch with objective evidence.
- Focus on work-related situations the next time you're giving feedback to a teammate. Provide specific examples from past projects, performance results, or team meetings.
- Investigate the data when making a decision. Look into qualitative research like customer insights, historical trends, or social media posts to get the full story.
Additional resources to help you be objective vs. subjective
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