A lot of managers make the classic mistake of letting their empathy for their team ruin their team’s performance.

Which means, if a team member is not delivering quality work, delivering it with delay, or is not behaving in a manner that is in alignment with the core team values, but because the leader has empathy for the team mate, they hold back that feedback.

Unmindful of the fact, that holding back feedback also means holding back their growth.

If you want someone to grow, you will have to have the courage to tell them the uncomfortable truth.
They might not hug you back immediately. But they will thank you back, eventually.