I used to have a regional manager (when I used to work for that big, international, public monstrosity of a recruiting firm) that would make my recruiters cry every time he visited my office. We fought constantly over his approach to "managing" MY team. Although I think direct feedback is necessary as you develop people, it can be done in a way that doesn't leave your team member feeling like they were just hit by a mack truck.
I tend to be very protective of my peeps. I go to bat… Continue