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Tag: Feedback

How to start giving difficult feedback (when you haven’t been doing it regularly)

Delivering negative feedback is hard — especially when you’re seen as a “the positive person” on your team. Here’s how to start doing it more regularly. “I need to right the ship.” A member of The Watercooler, our online leadership community in Know Your Team, admitted this a few months ago. He shared how he’d long delayed…

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Hate delivering negative feedback at work? 19 phrases to help make giving difficult feedback easier

If you’ve always struggled to give negative feedback to your team, this is for you. Negative feedback is often the elephant in the room. “I love giving negative feedback at work,” said no one ever. Unless you enjoy causing people to be angry, upset or hurt — chances are you don’t like giving difficult feedback. We squirm,…

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