Howard Stevenson, the HBS professor who defined entrepreneurship, mentored writer Eric Sinoway. After Stevenson nearly died of a heart attack, they decided to make a book of their conversations--including this back and forth on legacy-driven decisions.
"Delivering difficult feedback to a team leader shouldn't be difficult at all. I know it seems paradoxical, but at the end of the day, feedback is simply information. And information should be delivered as it's observed. There shouldn't be categorically good or bad information. There should be the information necessary to succeed, and make yourself better at the next step of leadership." -- George Slessman