Does It Have the Recipient’s Best Interest at Heart?
For your criticism to be constructive, people must feel two things: that you genuinely believe in their ability to grow and that you have their best interest at heart. Neither can be faked. Because of this, Marshall Goldsmith’s “feedforward” is a more useful construct: “What information and insight will be useful to help you succeed in the future?” Your intent is clear. Now, they can absorb your insights.
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