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During the staff briefing, should I let my directs know that I will start with positive feedback first?

 I'm not going to say I'll be starting with top performers first and will say feedback will be starting slowly at first.

Thanks

Pete

jrb3's picture

Whether or not you need the practice giving MT-style feedback, they need practice receiving it cleanly.  Knowing what's coming helps them.  Positive feedback is much easier to receive cleanly than negative, thus the roll-out recommendation of delaying weeks between first starting positive feedback and first starting negative feedback.

Consider (re-)checking to the roll-out podcasts and their show-notes.  I may be mistaken, in recalling that Mark suggests to say "top performers first" to set that expectation.

Smipet's picture

Thanks JRB,

you'e quite right to start with top performers first.  Just really wanted to know whether to tell staff I am starting  with positive feedback first.  The notes don't suggest so, I am therefore incined not to.

cheers

Pete