I really appreciated this week's podcast on the theory behind effective feedback.
This cast made me realize (and understand why) I should be focusing on Step 4: What can you do differently next time.
I don't know about you all, but I struggle with Step 3 of the model: Here's what happens. Mainly, I'm so focused on trying to tailor the feedback to my directs' DISC profiles, that I get really hung up on trying to phrase the feedback in a way that sticks. And I lose sight of the importance of properly executing Step 4.
Feedback has gotten WAY easier for me. It's not yet like breathing, but more like hiccuping. At least I'm not holding my breath. Those days are gone forever.
By the way, what happens if you botch up Step 3 and don't give the direct the right "Here's what happens"? Probably not much, right? Worry causes small things to have large shadows.