The best way I found to give feedback

There’s no perfect way to give feedback, regardless if it’s positive or negative feedback.

Over the years, I’ve learned about different methods of giving feedback. Start with a positive, end with a negative. Start with a negative, then finish with a positive. Then, of course, there’s the shit sandwich, positive, negative, positive.

I would approach giving feedback, thinking about the outcome in mind. I knew at the end of the conversation, regardless if the feedback was positive or negative, that I wanted the person opposite me to feel motivated to get out there and be better than before the conversation.

How I got, there wasn’t set in stone. I didn’t want to go in with preconceived ideas or assumptions. Wherever the conversation went, I would keep up. But I would always think about how we were going to get to the outcome I wanted.

Like I said at the beginning, there’s no perfect way to give feedback. This method worked for me, and I received a lot of good feedback on this approach from my team, my peers, and my leaders.

Give it a go and see if it’s for you in your next feedback session.

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