Ask for Negative Feedback to Show Employees how to Receive

Contrary to what many of us think, employees really want to receive more negative feedback from their leaders than they are actually receiving. As humans, we suck at receiving negative feedback. We're not wired to listen to someone tell us something negative. Our brains have helped us to survive as we've evolved. If we hear bad feedback, we can see it as a threat. Our body reacts. Our emotions go high. So the efforts to give negative feedback often fail in organizations because leaders know those feelings. And we don't always like the conflict we would feel in addressing the issue. But hear is the rub; if we want others to feel safe and open to receive negative feedback, we as leaders have t

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