How to Give Negative Feedback to an Employee: Hard Conversations and Leadership

Ah, yes. Hard conversations.

Nobody likes them. I don’t know a soul who would get excited about an upcoming meeting where they have to pull someone up on unsatisfactory work, being late, distracting the team, taking too long for lunch, or not dressing appropriately, for example. I’d suggest only a psychopath would prepare gleefully for a conversation where they have to take away someone’s job stability by terminating their employment.

And although nobody likes them, hard, constructive conversations are part of leadership.