Managers: This Is When Your Constructive Criticism Is Needed (and When It’s Not)

You know that giving your employees feedback is crucial to being a good manager. But where and when you give it is just as important as your feedback itself. Here’s how to know when you should give positive encouragement or constructive criticism one-on-one—or not at all.

3 Phrases to Avoid if You Want Your Constructive Criticism to Be Heard

Offering constructive criticism can be almost as tough as hearing it. There's a thin tightrope to walk between providing the necessary feedback and coming off as rude or condescending. Fortunately, staying away from these three common phrases will help you be supportive—rather than smug.

3 Phrases to Avoid if You Want Your Constructive Criticism to Be Heard

Offering constructive criticism can be almost as tough as hearing it. There's a thin tightrope to walk between providing the necessary feedback and coming off as rude or condescending. Fortunately, staying away from these three common phrases will help you be supportive—rather than smug.

Taking Constructive Criticism Like a Champ

Getting negative feedback isn't easy, but it's nearly always important. The next time you get constructive criticism, use these tips to handle it with grace.

Here’s a True Story of What Happens When Bosses Don’t Give Honest Feedback

Here's what happened when I didn't give feedback to one of my employees—and why you definitely should learn from my mistake and be honest with direct reports.

3 Excuses Good Managers Use to Avoid Giving Feedback

Giving good feeback's hard. But it's absolutely critical to your success as a team leader to learn how to give it to your direct reports.

This Is the Kindest Way to Give Tough Feedback to People You Like

Best-selling author Seth Godin shares the five-word sentence that makes it possible to give feedback in a kind way, so you don't hurt your co-worker's feelings.

7 Steps for Criticizing Anyone (Including Your Boss) Without Hurting Any Feelings

Worried about offending someone and ruining the relationship? Here's how you can give feedback that'll actually be accepted and respected.

The Email Template You Need to Ask Your Boss for Better Feedback

If you want to get better at your job, you need to seek input from others. Start by asking your boss for feedback—this email template makes it easy to begin.

The One Word That’ll Make Asking for Honest Feedback Less Scary

If you want to ask for feedback without hurting your reputation, ask for someone's advice instead of their opinion. It makes all the difference.