Effective leaders often say they prefer to earn employees’ respect than to befriend them. The test comes when these bosses need to dish out criticism.
If you want to be liked by employees, you may muzzle your critical feedback for fear that they will take it the wrong way. It’s easier to keep quiet or drop indirect hints rather than come right out and say, “Let’s discuss how your performance needs to improve.”
To express criticism that sinks in, take these steps:
Via Daniel Watson, donhornsby