Giving difficult feedback is a critical leadership competency and is essential to effective coaching.
If you are worried about giving difficult feedback, pinpoint the source of your worry. Is it fear of is it fear of conflict, inexperience, or concern about damaging the relationship? Simply identifying your feelings can make it easier to put them aside. Don’t expect perfection. Everyone makes mistakes at first.
Remember, the more you do it, the easier it will get.
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