How to Give Feedback That Helps

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Leading courageously often involves sharing feedback, both bad and good, with those around you. But feedback can be really hard to give, and it’s even harder to take. It helps to view it in terms of being constructive, helping people grow, or destructive, which simply seeks to “fix” people.

When was the last time someone gave you some really tough feedback that stung, but brought about positive change?

Consider this example from Bill’s days working at Accenture. It was time for a performance review, and his manager has some critical feedback to offer. But how he set up the conversation made all the difference in whether Bill would act upon his advice.

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About Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer is the author of The Leadership Killer, Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance, which he co-wrote with Captain John “Coach” Havlik, Navy SEAL (Retired). For the last two decades, Treasurer has worked with thousands of leader across the globe, at such organizations as NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lenovo, UBS Bank, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more at:

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