Guide For Constructive Feedback

  1. Create a constructive context  –  “Are you open to feedback/coaching?”
  2. Describe their behavior – “When you …”
  3. Share your feelings – “I feel …”
  4. Identify thoughts, beliefs – “I think …”
  5. Pause for discussion – listening; paraphrasing; Make sure the receiver is “with you”
  6. Describe your behavior – “What I do in response is …”
  7. Share intent or what you want – “I would like …”
  8. Explore impacts – “What is the impact?”

Source: LIOS Handout, Developing Your Self: Learning to Learn From Experience; p26

cf.: Feedback – Behavioral Specific vs. Judgments

cf.: Reframing What Feedback Means


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  • Leaders create vision by communicating a compelling future to their teams.
  • Teams create success based on how effectively the communicate and coordinate with each other.
  • Entrepreneurial ventures are successful only when they communicate value to people with a concern that the business can take care of
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