Difficult conversations, constructive criticism, feedback and performance reviews. These are all things that make millennial managers cringe. After interviewing hundreds of millennial managers, we discovered this was the aspect they struggled with the most. Delivering difficult feedback is tough for anyone, but millennials, especially, have a tricky time with it.

As a millennial, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, and maybe you fear your employees might be defensive, take things personally or get discouraged. This generation likes to collaborate and get along. But as a manager, you need to hold your team accountable and you must have the managerial courage to say the things that need to be said. You aren't doing your employees a favor by not addressing the areas of growth head on.

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