I have always tried to take feedback on, I’ve always tried to seek out mentors to give me critical feedback and I always look to people who are where I want to be to learn from them.
Something I decided to get better at recently is to give feedback to my team and do it in a structured way. My style of management is quite casual, but I’ve realised over time people crave structured, formally communicated feedback to help them with their own development.
With one of our team members this week, who I would usually casually discuss things with, I gave some structured feedback and afterwards they messaged me about how they were really appreciative of it and would welcome more of it in the future as they’ve thought about it more and wanted more structured conversation that challenged the way they think.
I’m definitely going to try to strengthen this approach in the future.