“I’m very protective of my people.” That’s a line I heard last week from an executive addressing the question of whether it’s ok for members of the executive team to give feedback to one another’s direct reports. What do you think? Is it necessary to “protect” your people? What would be the necessary ground rules for you to be willing to let your peers give feedback directly to your team? Hmmm… fun questions!
I sat in my boss’ office (in a past life) for the fourth consecutive monthly one-on-one where we didn’t talk about me, but instead talked exclusively about the poor performer on the team. To say I was getting bitter would be an understatement. I was young and inexperienced, but consensus was that I had […]