Feed Your Relationships!
Feedback is healthy food for healthy relationships! Giving feedback, especially negative, means courage.
It’s the courage to be honest, to tell you my truth and how things look from where I stand, while feeling uncomfortable and expecting you will disagree with me.
This courage brings in accountability. And accountability fosters trust, which is key for all good relationships.
The first definition of feedback is ‘information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement’. It’s supposed to do exactly that: feed someone ‘back’ so they are able to grow, to improve. We often think we give feedback by telling people how they are, instead of what they do and how that affects us specifically.