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The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback by Katie Botten

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Chapter 2. Giving Feedback for Development

"Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

—Ken Blanchard

Using the idea explored in this quote, how can we make sure that feedback is fuel for improvement and easy to digest rather than something that chokes us with indignation? We all know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of "constructive" feedback that left us silently fuming and thoroughly demotivated.

By the end of this chapter, you will know how you can avoid falling into this trap. You will know how to give encouraging developmental feedback to others so that they can keep improving and advancing their careers. You will know why it's so important to give feedback regularly—not just when something major goes wrong (or right)—and how to ...

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