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[EP 26] 11 tips on how to give feedback the human-friendly way

by | 18 Feb, 2020

Giving feedback is a core part of a leader’s job. In most companies it’s even formalized. There are annual reviews and mid-year reviews. Often there are plans to be filled like: Personal Development Plans or Independent Development Plans.


Processes have lots of benefits, but sometimes the stress of making sure we comply, make you lose all your human instincts about how to have a productive feedback conversation.

So this episode is a reminder of good human conduct and it will help you whatever kind of feedback you need to deliver to your direct reports.


11 tips on how to give feedback the Human-Friendly way:

1. There should be no surprises when it comes to giving feedback at review time. Feedback should be given throughout the year, so it’s timely, relevant and people can remember the context and example you are referring to.


2. Make feedback detailed and specific. Specifically, what did you see/experience and what conclusions did you make based on that and what impact did it have on you and others. Make sure you share the “workings” of how you got to your conclusions.


3. If you are feeling the “ick” about giving the feedback, YOU need to shift before giving the feedback, because the receiver will feel it too.


Listen to the episode for more information on point 3 and to hear the remaining 8 tips.


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