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BMP 022 Giving Negative Feedback

In this episode of the Business Minutia Podcast, Brent Richardson shares tips on how to give negative feedback in a constructive manner. Following this blueprint can make an uncomfortable situation much more productive for both the reviewer and the reviewee.

Negative Feedback Tips Discussed

  • First, value the person both as a person and in their role.
  • More specifically, separate style difference from an actual problem.
  • Second, how to get your mind right before giving negative feedback.
  • For example, Jamie’s experience editing friends’ writing.
  • Third, focus on facts, data, and results.
  • More specifically, keep it on the “what” and not on the “who.”
  • Ask yourself, if someone were to overhear this conversation, would they align with you?
  • Fourth, the closer to real-time feedback, the better.
  • More specifically, how real-time feedback can be handled while people work from home.
  • Fifth, have the person review himself.
  • Sixth, write out your talking points.
  • Seventh, preparing with possible responses: silence, anger, and tears.
  • Moreover, how can managers deal with having to give negative feedback or laying people off.
  • Eighth, documentation is essential.
  • Finally, celebrate with people.

Your Next Great Listen

If you liked this episode, check out Pursuing Feedback with Rodney Miranda and Brent‘s tips on Performance Reviews.




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Episode Guest:

Business Minutia Podcast producer

Jamie Richardson

Freelance Writer and BMP Producer

Jamie Richardson is the Business Minutia Podcast producer and has worked as a freelance editor and writer for 15 years. Her work has appeared in multiple print and online publications including Dallas Morning News, Huff Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Wow! Women on Writing. She is the Wonder Voyage Legacy Director where she connects investors with meaningful projects around the globe.

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Brent Richardson

Business Minutia Podcast

Brent Richardson is the owner, operator, and interviewer for Business Minutia. He has worked in an international engineering company since 2000. During that time, he has also served as a youth pastor and worked for a non-profit both as an adventure travel leader on youth pilgrimages and as a board member. He believes that the training he has received in leading volunteers has helped him in the corporate world as well.

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