Ah, the dreaded feedback conversation. You know, the one – where you have to sit down with someone and tell them how they’re not measuring up. Or worse yet, when someone else is telling, you’re the one on the receiving end. It’s uncomfortable, it’s awkward, and it’s just plain stressful.
But let’s face it: feedback is a necessary evil. Without it, we can’t improve, we can’t grow, and we can’t learn. It’s like that old saying, “No pain, no gain.” Except in this case, it’s “No feedback, no progress.”
So, if we know that feedback is essential, why do we still dread it so much? Part of it has to do with our fear of judgment. We don’t want to be seen as … [ Read the rest » ] “Feedback Mastery: How to Give and Receive Feedback with Confidence”