First Sergeants’ Corner
Why are performance feedbacks so important?
Your subordinates need to know what is expected of them and how they are performing. But, ultimately, it should be with the intent to groom your replacement. You must give your subordinates feedback in order to help them learn and overcome substandard performances.
When should you provide feedback? Give feedback immediately after their performance fails to meet your standard.
To minimize typical defensive reactions, focus on the performance, not the personality.
How do you know if you were effective? When your subordinate can explain what they did wrong, why it was wrong and how to improve. Have the
courage to correct!