As a wise person once said, “Leadership is something that you can never do as well as it can be done.” Insightful words. The same can be said about marriage, decision-making, parenting, relationships, and just about any human endeavor steeped in values.
One of my favorite leadership metrics to look at is how a leaders direct reports rate them on common employee engagement surveys. Most of these surveys provide Team and Direct Report aggregate scores. I like to focus those items that are directly in the leaders control on how the manage and lead their direct reports.