Don’t Ask “How Do You Prefer to Receive Feedback?”

What’s the best way to tell someone they are doing a shxtty job? Some say a good way is to ask, “How do you prefer to receive feedback?” This doesn’t work, because most people would just answer “give it to me straight.” “Give it to me straight” is the “right” answer. Think about it. Who… Continue reading Don’t Ask “How Do You Prefer to Receive Feedback?”

You Suck At Giving Feedback

Do you know what it is like to receive harsh critical feedback? You know, those gut-wrenching/ego-shattering criticisms that humiliate and expose you? If you don’t know what that’s like, you are probably not good at giving feedback. “He said my presentation sucked. It lacked passion. The structure was poor. I lost the crowd. I considered… Continue reading You Suck At Giving Feedback

The “F” In Feedback Is …

F = “Follow Up” Check in and see if progress is made.Check and see if the feedback is actually helpful.Tweak, assist, persist,Until we see meaningful changes.  Why?It shows that you care.That you care enough to actually check in.That real changes in his/her actually deserve your attention and time.That you are willing to work through it,… Continue reading The “F” In Feedback Is …

How To Give Feedback

We know receiving feedback is often uncomfortable, and because of this, giving feedback becomes uncomfortable too.Β  There are many methods to make giving and receiving feedback suck less: The β€œπŸ’© Sandwich Approach,” the β€œT.A.G. Feedback” …  Let me throw one more out there: 𝗧𝗡𝗲 𝗖.𝗒.π—œ.𝗑. π— π—²π˜π—΅π—Όπ—±C -> Context: I want to discuss an interaction between… Continue reading How To Give Feedback