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Feedback is crucial for all team members…
Feedback is crucial for all team members…
Greetings, Ninja!

"Can I give you some feedback?"

Your shoulders just got a little tighter, didn’t they? Being on either end of this question can be stress-inducing, even though most of us (including your boss) actually want to know how we’re doing at work.

The thing is, giving feedback is as much about the delivery as the message itself. Timing counts, specificity is crucial, and you must be clear and concise. (Serve up a "compliment sandwich" and your colleague will smell the bologna a mile away.)

Receiving feedback takes practice, too. Remaining open and unbiased is an exercise in humility and self-awareness. But if you can keep your ego in check (and your shoulders relaxed), a good piece of feedback can change your day — maybe even your career — for the better.


Brave on!
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