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Giving feedback And how do you give feedback? Answered by Carol Bartz , Yahoo   I have the puppy theory. When the puppy pees on the carpet, you say something right then because you  don’t say six months later, "Remember that day, January 12th, when you peed on the carpet?" That doesn’t make any  sense. "This is what’s on my mind. This is quick feedback." And then I’m on to the next thing. If I had my way I  wouldn’t do annual reviews, if I felt that everybody would be more honest about positive and negative feedback along  the way. I think the annual review process is so antiquated. I almost would rather ask each employee to tell us if  they’ve had a meaningful conversation with their manager this quarter. Yes or no. And if they say no, they ought to  have one. I don’t even need to know what it is. But if you viewed it as meaningful, then that’s all that counts. This answer originally appeared in Imagining a World of No Annual Reviews »   Talk about your learning curve when you first started managing others. Answered by Susan Lyne , Gilt Groupe   I think my tendency initially was always to be really nice with my requests or my comments on  something. And I would always preface whatever critique I had with, "My opinion, not necessarily right," and I realized  pretty quickly that that was not going to get the result that I wanted. So just dropping the preface and saying, "This is  what I think this needs," was a big a-ha moment. This answer originally appeared in Want to Talk to the Chief? Book Your Half-Hour »   Was that a hard adjustment? Answered by Susan Lyne , Gilt Groupe   I think it has always been. My biggest challenge as a manager over all has always been moving from the  nice to the "this is what we're going to do." And I still always like to get input, listen to what people have to say. But it's 
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really clear that the decision has to be made at some point, and I'm a whole lot more comfortable with that now than I  was 25 years ago. This answer originally appeared in Want to Talk to the Chief? Book Your Half-Hour »   Are there any bosses you've had through the years that taught you something particularly memorable, good or bad? Answered by Lawrence W. Kellner , Continental Airlines   One of my first bosses was nice and friendly during the whole job, didn't say a word. And then I got this  performance review at the end with comments that would have been nice to know during the process. One, I didn't  agree with him, but two, it didn't matter. He was the boss and I fully respected that, but it's kind of hard for me to read  his mind. He made me look like I did a terrible job, and yet I walked into the room thinking that this would be pretty 
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