Is Your Feedback Style Constructive or Harmful? Find out!

Is Your Feedback Style Constructive or Harmful? Find out!

Your feedback style can be helpful or it can inadvertently do more harm than good.

At some point we’re all faced with offering someone negative feedback. If it’s not received well, you’ll have to undo the damage.  But you can avoid any harmful effects by carefully planning and thinking through your approach.

I believe constructive criticism is knowing when someone is ready to hear the truth, but harmful criticism means you are not compassionately assessing the other party’s state of being.

Thirteen members of the Forbes Coaches Council, including me, were asked how to spot the difference between feedback that’s helpful and criticism that’s hurtful. From knowing what you want to achieve, to understanding if you’re offering an actionable solution, we discuss 13 ways to assess your feedback style.

To learn more about offering negative feedback effectively, read the full article on Forbes.com.

You may also be interested in reading Five Ways to Convert Criticism into Competitive Advantage

 

Powerful Questions to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Powerful Questions to Help You Achieve Your Goals

The job of a professional coach is not to hand you all the answers, but rather to guide you towards the right solution for your specific situation. One of the ways a coach does this is by asking powerful questions.

In order to help steer you down the right path to your unique solution, a coach can help you view the situation from another perspective through the use of provocative questions.

Recently Forbes asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council to talk about what powerful questions they use to encourage the breakthrough clients need for success.

Find out my favorite question (it’s surprising that many people have never been asked this) as well as the questions 15 other professional coaches use to help clients reach their potential and achieve their goals.

Read the article on Forbes.com

Negotiation Skills for Leaders

Negotiation Skills for Leaders

Negotiation is a critical leadership skill. We are not all born with it, but you can learn it.

As business leaders we often have to negotiate with clients or employees. We even negotiate in our personal lives.

I was recently asked, along with 14 other members of the Forbes Coaches Council, what skills are important for leaders who want to up their game in negotiations, and how to go about getting those skills.

I share the mistake I see most often, and the quickest path to successful negotiation.

Read more in the Forbes article.