Have you ever wondered about the evaluation process at your organization? Is it as clear for you as it is for your boss and have they thoroughly explained it? From the beginning of our ability to learn and throughout our life, we are continually looking for feedback on our personal and professional performance. As a child, the feedback from our parents, teachers, and coaches set the tone for how we will receive feedback as an adult. Once in the workplace, we look for input from our bosses to validate our performance. Receiving constructive feedback during childhood development fosters the ability to accept positive and negative feedback as an adult. However, not all of us are well prepared or receptive to this process and a good leader adapts to these differences to assess and develop those around him or her. A leader’s role includes activities that ensure employees know the performance evaluation criteria, have development plans in place, have identified the necessary skills that need improved and facilitate acquiring the needed knowledge.  This process helps the employees be resilient against anxiety and a fear of the unknown. This substantiates and validates the lifelong process of making adjustments to positive and negative feedback and reinforces growth and improvement. A leader that understands this will also make sure their supervisors follow the same path, benefiting the organization.