I am failing miserably at feedback. My shampoo knows the following from our discussions each morning:
When you are so rich, it makes me smile from all the lather, thank you.
When you smell like lavender, it helps me relax after a long day and relieves stress, thank you, keep it up!
When you rinse out fast, I am able to get to work faster and make more money, which allows us to buy your friend conditioner, thank you for building the team.
So why, oh why is that I am determined each day to give it out, yet I hold back. MT Diary, I think we should explore this together and make me the manager I want to be.
Dig down deep...
Is it fear of conflict?
Not at the moment, although I despise conflict. Knowing I am starting with only positive should alleviate this fear.
Do I know the model, starter and full?
Heck my body wash is on systemic already!
Am I too busy?
Oh good excuse! Let's cling to that shall we. My JOB is to provide feedback, I owe it to my directs, they are great and want to do the best job they can. How dare I deny what influences their addiction to food and shelter. Still clinging to "too busy"? Time to re-listen to the delegation podcasts.
Maybe it's like quitting smoking, announcing it forces you to uphold your word. So here goes.
Baby steps, if the starter model is apparently soooo hard to start with, I'll take a baby step back. Identify things for feedback! What opportunities did I miss today?
Write you soon with the findings MT Diary.