How to ask for, give and receive feedback…

How to ask for helpful feedback:

  • Be specific about what you’re asking for
  • Choose the right people to ask
  • Make it easy by posing incisive questions

How to give helpful feedback:

  • Wait until it’s asked for
  • Ask any clarifying questions
  • Give it privately where possible
  • Be specific and actionable
  • Get to the point
  • Don’t justify or make excuses
  • Be honest

How to receive helpful feedback:

  • Take it as advice, not a criticism
  • Keep an open mind
  • Listen to understand
  • You don’t have to turn it into a ‘thing’
  • You get to choose what you do with it
  • Follow up with gratitude

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