Tip: Tailor Feedback To Your Direct Report’s Personality Style

One of the mistakes leaders make in giving feedback is delivering feedback in the same fashion for every direct report.  Just as a parent knows the proper way to connect with each of their children, a leader can improve their feedback by tailoring the message to the direct report’s personality style.

If you have a quiet introverted direct report, recognizing them in front of the whole team will not be as effective as a private and sincere attaboy. The extrovert, however, would love public recognition and a big deal made out of a similar accomplishment.

Get to know your direct reports and how they prefer recognition, tailor your feedback, and they will feel more empowered and successful (and more likely to repeat the recognized behavior).

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