Feedback is one of the hardest things I have to do. I say "have to" because I recognize the value of it and I think its an invaluable tool. I do want to do it.
My main problem is the response from my directs for positive feedback. I get quizzical looks and responses like, "where did that come from?".
My question to you all is if anyone else encountered this? Did your directs eventually get use to it?
I do understand that their responses are due to the fact that I haven't done it before and they don't see it as part of my personality. Personally, I see it as a failure on my part because I have not been providing feedback at all in the past. I recognized this and I am really focusing on changing this.