…and direct reports what it is they excel in, and what the impact is on the team of those strengths. “Good job running that meeting” is vague, but “Thanks for giving everyone a chance to speak uninterrupted. I noticed everyone felt very comfortable and safe to express their opinion, and we had great clarity by the end of it. Sometimes meetings have no clear agenda, and then it requires many equally unclear followup meetings, which is frustrating and a waste of time. Your facilitation made the meeting very effective, and it felt like the time was well spent” actually describes how they influenced team dynamics, and highlights their particular strengths.