Ep. 124 – In my first few months as a new manager, I couldn’t bear the thought of having to give feedback to my direct reports…
…who happened to also be my former peers.
But I knew it was inevitable. So I braced myself and started having feedback conversations in 1-on-1s and throughout the week.
Although I was giving feedback (as I had to), I hated it. It felt uncomfortable, awkward, and weird.
Over time, this got better but what I wished I had known back then was that feedback is a lot less about GIVING it and a lot more about creating time and space to have a conversation about what is or isn’t working and what to do about it.
What I wished I had known is that learning how to ‘give feedback’ effectively is a critical skill to develop as a manager.
And I wished I had known about what common mistakes to avoid.
If you can relate to this, then this episode of the Manager Track podcast is for you.
We’re going to talk about giving feedback and 3 not-so-obvious mistakes that are commonly made so you can avoid them and get better at the skill of giving feedback.
My goal is for you to walk away from this episode with several ideas on tweaks you could make in the way you give feedback!
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