Does anyone enjoy having to give or receive difficult or “constructive” feedback? Hearing that you are not hitting the mark is never fun. Nor is it enjoyable to be the person who must burst the bubble. Yet, without feedback, it’s hard to know how to adjust one’s performance and behavior. This week’s episode addresses listeners' challenges with giving or receiving feedback.
Not Dressed for Success in Sausalito wants to know how to tell their employees that their professional attire is, well, not professional. How does he tell them to improve their appearance?
Out of Options in Ontario is frustrated with an employee who simply ignores constructive feedback. How can they get this person to get with the program?
I Need More in Madison wants to know how to give feedback to her boss who is simply terrible at communicating. What is the protocol for giving upwards feedback (without getting fired)?
Fears the Tears in Tampa has an employee who utterly implodes with even the slightest criticism. Every time they even give the slightest constructive feedback this employee has a complete meltdown. What gives?
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Our favorite books and resources on feedback:
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, by Sheila Heen & Douglas Stone
Fierce Conversations Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time, by Susan Scott