Learn about your managers through the people they manage

When evaluating current management, or hiring new leadership, it is important to consider who is the right fit and how you will assess their performance. The chances of getting honest feedback from directly questioning them is unlikely, but by reaching out to their peers and direct reports you can gather a more solid idea of how your managers are performing.

This means your company needs to have transparency and trust. Similar to a 360-degree feedback process, build a feedback model to allow your company to gather better, more accurate information. It creates two positive employee interactions: employees are more willing to give constructive, real-time criticism and employees are more engaged and motivated because they feel they have a tangible impact within the company. It will also allow your company to effectively learn about your managers in ways that you might not notice or see everyday.

 This is the fourth rule in my series of 10 Rules I’ve Learned and Live By to Motivate People and Organizations. The last rule I shared was to always be decisive but also flexible. You can read more about how that’s worked for me here.

Rule #4 is based on an understanding that most senior executives manage UP very well. This makes it hard to discern how effective they are within the organization beyond the financial results (which are usually black and white). To better understand an executive’s overall performance, make sure to get feedback from the people who work with and for them.

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Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

You can contact Simon at sroads@ipeoplesolutions.com

Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

You can contact Meredith at Meredith@ipeoplesolutions.com

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