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.

How to Get the Right Kind of Feedback in Your New Job (Because Your Success Depends on It)

The first 90 days of your new job are crucial to set yourself up for long-term career success. It’s where you make good on the promises you touted during your interview and set the stage for how people perceive you. Here's how to ask your boss (and colleagues) for feedback—and get the right advice.

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Best Employees

If you're set on retaining game-changing talent, there are a few thoughts you'd be wise to keep to yourself.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Can I Provide Feedback When My Employee Gets So Defensive?

As a manager, offering feedback is challenging. But, especially when you're dealing with a defensive employee. Here's how to get through.

Why This Business Leader Says Feedback Is the ‘Breakfast of Champions’

Asking for feedback is the only way to know if you're doing a good job.

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.

5 Times Smart People Ask Others to Double-Check Their Work

You’re moving up in your career and more people than ever are counting on you. That's great, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't ask people to check your work.

What Sheryl Sandberg Taught Me About Giving Criticism

How many times have you tried to give feedback that totally falls flat?