Giving feedback to boss vs. encouraging feedback from direct
Can someone reconcile what appears to be contradicting advice in podcasts?
I have been practicing the routine of requesting feedback from my directs as advised in the podcast: How to Receive Feedback. I have also recommended MT to my directs in developing their managerial skills. One of my directs just listened to the cast: Do NOT give feedback to your boss. He points out that this cast advises you never give feedback to your boss even if the boss says it's welcome and okay (which I have been doing).
Mark and Mike - in particular I'm interested in how you all reconcile that. Open to others opinions of course.
It's not a big problem as I have been pleased that my directs HAVE been providing me feedback both affirming and readjusting. I have consistently been neutral in the reception and said thank you. Some of the feedback has led to changes in my practice.