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April 29, 2022

4 Tips to Consider when Offering Tough Feedback

Feedback is essential in guiding people on how to make certain decisions. Every leader should learn how to give feedback to their clients or subordinates. Most leaders are afraid to give harsh feedback because they don’t want to hurt the recipients. In some cases, there is no option but rather to provide tough feedback. Here are some of the tips that one needs to consider when offering harsh feedback

Take Time

Whenever a leader is about to give tough feedback, it is not important to run. Sometimes the feedback may be too rushed. One should take enough time to determine whether it is the correct feedback. If the feedback is right, then the leader should go ahead and communicate it to the recipient.

Be Direct

As a leader, one should learn to offer harsh feedback in cases where it is crucial. While giving eh feedback, the leader should be clear and direct to the point. In this case, the recipient of the feedback will understand the message clearly and the reason behind it. When there is a proper reason behind the feedback, the recipient won’t question it.

Provide Support

In most cases, harsh feedback may negatively affect the client. For example, some people may be hurt emotionally. As a leader, it is important to be aware of how to support the recipient of the feedback after receiving it. It will be ideal if emotional support is offered to them where they are taken through counseling.

Create a Conducive Stage

Offering tough feedback to an individual may be shocking. Leaders can avoid taking their recipients through this kind of shock by setting the right stage to communicate the tough message. When there is a perfect stage, one will convey the message easily, and an individual will quickly process it. One can achieve such a measure by developing a good relationship with the recipient. In this case, an individual can deliver the message intended for them in a friendly way.

Everyone who wants to become a successful leader should know that at some point they will be forced to give tough feedback. As long as the tough feedback leads to the right direction, one should not be afraid of taking that action. However, it would be wise to consider the above tips to do it correctly.

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