The Silicon Valley seems like the engine for growth in the US economy. According to the 2014 Silicon Valley Index, this area leads the nation in IPOs, patents registered, venture capital and angel investment, as well as leading the nation in income and high growth/high wage jobs. Many of the newest global technology wins such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn all have headquarters here.
Subordinates don’t want to offend the boss. Therefore, as you become more senior in an organization, you tend to get less feedback. Over time, you risk growing confused about your development needs and becoming isolated from criticism.
Why it matters
Your junior colleagues represent an untapped source of feedback that can help you materially improve your performance. They can also provide valuable input on key strategic decisions.
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