Despite their confidence at running projects and directing staff to pick up the slack, did you know that most leaders are actually anxious about giving honest feedback? As a leader yourself, it might not be something you often think about – but there's an art of giving feedback that can transform you from a manager into a leader.
You don't ask much of your team: you want them to perform, and you want them to achieve the results you set out for them. Simple, right? Well, it is if you know how to build a relationship based on fluid communication. That means knowing how – and when – to give them appropriate feedback.
Most leaders avoid giving in-the-moment and direct feedback – or at the other end of the spectrum, they deliver it in such a forceful and over-the-top manner that it shatters the team member's confidence. You don't want either of those things.
Most of us have been conditioned to believe that feedback must equal potential conflict. And that's the last
thing leaders want to deal with. But compelling leaders reframe 'awkward conflict' as 'positive conversations'.
This video will explain how the delivery
and the intent
of your feedback can work either for or against you, depending on how you approach the conversation. It will provide you with pitfalls to avoid and handy tips so you can engage your team positively, and refine the art of giving feedback in your own way.
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