Ep 12: Feedback is a Gift: The Importance of Regular Conversations Around Performance

Picture this: it’s that time of the year again when performance reviews are just around the corner. You start to feel the anxiety creeping in – delivering feedback can be uncomfortable, especially if it’s critical. But what if I told you that feedback shouldn’t be a once-a-year event? In fact, giving regular feedback can lead to more productive and engaged employees.

Today, we’re diving into the topic of delivering feedback and why it’s essential to have regular conversations about performance all year-round. We’ll explore why people often fear giving feedback, how to shift your mindset to focus on the receiver, and what to do if you’re struggling with negative thoughts about delivering feedback. Plus, I’ll share some practical tactics you can use to prepare for annual reviews and make the process less daunting. So, let’s get started and unlock the power of feedback for your team’s success.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why you should not be fearful of delivering feedback.
  • The benefit of noticing your mindset around delivering feedback.
  • How to shift your thoughts to being focused on the receiver of the feedback.
  • What to do if you’re thinking negative thoughts about giving this feedback.
  • How to be more direct with your feedback.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

While performance reviews usually only happen one time a year, the concepts of delivering feedback and having regular conversations around performance should be happening all year-round. – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet At the end of the day, everyone wants to know where they stand and even if they don’t like the answer to that question, they do want to know where they stand. – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet I do not believe that there is such a thing as too much positive feedback. I believe that delivering positive feedback reinforces good behavior and it shows them what you value. – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet

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