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Feedback: Are your troops malnourished?

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Here’s how to recognize if you’re not giving direct reports the feedback they need to step up their game:

  • You realize that the last time you offered guidance was months ago during the last performance review.
  • You haven’t spent an hour in the past quarter giving performance feedback to each of your people.
  • You give critiques only when asked.
  • You procrastinate for days or weeks in an obvious case of an employee needing redirection.
  • Your direct reports have tried to schedule meetings with you for advice or coaching, but you’ve put them off more than once when urgent items were pressing.
  • Even after your feedback, nothing changes.
  • You hold back for fear of hurting somebody’s feelings.
  • You squirm at the whole idea because you’ve never received training and don’t have the first idea what you’re supposed to be doing.

— Adapted from The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave, Leigh Branham with the Saratoga Institute, Amacom.

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