“Great; I want know how I can improve” after hearing this from my manager early in my career. For 15 minutes he pointed out in painful detail everything I did wrong or not how he’d do it or wanted it done, and what he wanted me to do, how to do it, and how to keep him informed so he could stop me from messing up. He finished on a “positive” by telling me it wasn’t my fault for being new and inexperienced, and that I would eventually get it and fit in.
A couple of these experiences and my reaction to “I need to give you some feedback” changed from excitement and anticipation, to despair, defensiveness and resignation.
Can you relate to any part of that? Maybe you’re the one dishing it out. In this 3-minute video I describe the simple and practical way leaders give feedback so it’s actually heard, listened to, appreciated and applied.
I’m posting regular video segments titled “From Coping to Conquering” that will offer simple tips for managers to manage more effectively, transform into leaders, and lead exceptionally, especially virtually.
Thank you for viewing the videos. So do you really want to be telling others what they did badly and what they should do? I’m betting no. Drop me a line and let’s discuss.