My boss is asking everyone to provide feedback on her. I'm really uncomfortable as there are a lot of things i don't like about the things she does but i'm scared if i'm honest she'll take it out on me later. What should i do?
Not a fun position to be in is it. Let's look at the process first. Do you know how the feedback will be provided and how many people are being asked? hopefully it will be anonymous . If the process doesn't require your name but it is a small group responding, the first tip is to be very careful in the wording you use and any examples you give so they can't easily point to you.
The thing to keep in mind is that this is feedback to HELP your boss - not a chance to dump or vent. so think about how you frame your answers as suggestions of what you WOULD like to see not what you hate now.
If it is verbal and face to face the same principle applies. the biggest risk for retaliation is she feels cornered and humiliated. So try some of the following
"something that would really help me is......."
"i love it when you ...... and it would be great if you could do it more often"
If you really need to let her know there is something she does that you hate then phrase it in terms of how it makes you feel
"When you .......i feel really uncomfortable "
"I never know what to do when you....."
Try finishing with thanks to her for being so open to ask for this feedback and how you have valued the opportunity to share some of your thoughts.
With these strategies, providing feedback can be a at worst a non damaging experience and at best a real step forward for you both