Dear Manager, I am sorry I suck at feedback.

Feedback UP the chain of command is as valuable as the pointers we get from our superiors.
Without information “from the ground”, leaders act with incomplete information and risk destrying the company.
And yet, this feedback is really hard to get.

“Well, we have to measure something.”, And the perils of metrics.

In a frantic search for performance metrics, we often grab the number that is easiest to gauge, ignoring that not everything that’s measurable matters.
It’s often better to include qualitative feedback, than latch on to ‘next best thing’.