I love feedback.  I love receiving it so that I can reflect and improve.  I also love helping my team mates by providing constructive feedback that challenges their thinking.  Today I got it wrong…

This morning I gave feedback to someone when I was annoyed (getting annoyed - a bad choice. I should’ve re-read this post). 

Feedback delivered when on edge/upset/not calm is a bad idea.  It’s rarely constructive, can diminish confidence and certainly doesn’t stimulate the learning environment intended.

I should’ve taken a deep breath and made some notes to discuss at a one-to-one meeting.  

Today is the last time I make this mistake. Stretching my team by challenging their thinking in a safe environment - that’s my future.