Only honest feedback fuels growth

You must get feedback to grow in your career. But we Indians often avoid giving honest feedback. I was lucky to have a mentor who gave me brutally honest feedback. Once, I joked about how scary it was to hear his feedback. Something he said really stuck with me: If I care about your growth, I’ll give you feedback. If I don’t, I’ll stay quiet.

If you want your team or mentees to grow, give them honest, specific feedback on what they’re doing right and what needs improvement. If you don’t, you’ll limit their growth because they’ll keep making the same mistakes. They might never see these mistakes unless they discover them through self-reflection, which can take a long time.

Give someone honest, timely feedback if you care about their growth. That’s the only way you can fuel their growth.


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