Know Your Strengths: The Feedback Analysis
Knowing what your strengths are is the most important thing an individual can know about himself or herself- Peter F. Drucker.
If you know what you’re good at, you will be able to lean into your strengths, ultimately enhancing your performance.
But how do we identify our strengths?
The answer is feedback. People often believe that they are already well aware of their strengths. However, solely analysing performance from a subjective point of view won’t provide comprehensive or accurate feedback. This is why Drucker’s Feedback Analysis is so useful.
The purpose of the model is to gain feedback by making a comparison between your expectation and the result of a decision or action.
When you make an important decision or action, write down what you predict the outcome to be. As time goes on, check in again and write down what the outcome actually was. Analyse the situation and note down the degree to which your expectation matches up with the reality. As seen in the example, the overlapping space indicates how well you manage your expectations and evaluate your work. The larger the cross section, the more intuitive you are in that area.
If you use The Feedback Analysis often, you will be able to gather valuable insight into your strengths and weaknesses and further improve your performance.