Whatever your reason is, take a very honest look at yourself, and ask yourself the same question again, i.e., “What stops you from giving feedback?” Research has shown that the most likely reason is because you fear being unpopular. In addition, compare yourself with the other managers who freely give feedback.
You’ll soon realize it’s all about a fear of being unpopular, or to say it another way, your desire to be as popular as possible with your team.
Here’s a few simple steps to step up and start giving constructive feedback:
- When someone’s work performance doesn’t meet the required standards, ASK them how to make it even better. Get them to give themselves feedback!
- If they think they’ve done a great job when it falls way short of expectations, do the same thing and ASK them how to make it even better (same tip as previous one – it really works well)
- If the ASK them how tip doesn’t work and you must say something, TELL them what you expect of them, and ASK them how they feel about it. And let them air their views too.
Olivia is a REV Life Coach and a living example of personal development.
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