I'm taking over a project and inheriting a direct who, for whatever reason, is not aware of the extent to which her previous managers were dissatisfied with the job she was doing. It appears she never got that direct feedback.
I know MT recommends being upfront and making clear that there is a "clean slate" with the new manager for a direct who has had some problems. Is that recommended in this case? Or is it better to just start with a clean slate without having a conversation about it - that could potentially sour our relationship from the beginning, because I'd essentially be giving her someone else's negative feedback she has never heard before?