Giving negative feedback is tough. None of us, really, likes conflict. Giving feedback or correcting can be so tough that we will go to great lengths not do it.
But not giving negative feedback has undesirable consequences. It lets our frustration build, denies the other person the right to know and correct problems, strains the relationship, makes it harder and harder to finally have the conversation, and makes it even harder for the other person to do something about it all.
Instead, let’s give feedback as soon as possible. If it feels tough now, it’ll be so much worse if we ignore it.
In your corner,