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The Do’s and Don’ts of Coaching Feedback

There are a few do’s and don’ts associated with giving effective feedback. They are a few simple things you want to remember, and they can make all the difference between success and failure when delivering feedback. Many of them are common sense, but are things we tend to forget. Take a look at Exhibit 5–2. It’s a quick checklist that summarizes the do’s and don’ts of effective coaching feedback.

Example of Delivering an Effective Feedback Message

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A few simple things make the difference between a successful feedback session and one that damages the coaching relationship. Complete the activity in this lesson to practice your feedback skills.