Everyday, leader, it is your job to give your team feedback. Praise is powerful. Give this freely and frequently. Don’t hold back on celebrating all kind of small things with your team. Corrective feedback is powerful too. Don’t be afraid to be helpful even when it hurts to do so. Just because something may be hard to hear, doesn’t mean it should be avoided. A word from Clive (C.S. Lewis) may be helpful here.

“Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Leaders are believers. Leaders believe in praising effort, first and foremost. Leaders believe in giving helpful feedback, even when it hurts. Good…

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