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How to Give Humble Feedback

Here’s a question that I get pretty often: “How can I be more humble?” The first time a person in a class I was teaching asked this, I sat there with my mouth hanging open. It was all I could do not to break into the song from the 70’s show HeeHaw. “Oh lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5XXoXQXkXs How can you answer a question like that?? I didn’t take it seriously until…

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Tips for Radically Candid Praise

The purpose of praise is to help people know what to do more of. Check out these tips for offering Radical Candor: Radically Candid praise is specific and sincere Easy to say, hard to do. Being specific about what’s great rather than just saying “good job” inspires growth rather than plateauing. Sincerity usually flows from the combination of specificity and caring personally. Be helpful When you explain exactly what is good and why, it helps people know what to do more…

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A HIP Approach to Feedback: How to Achieve Radical Candor

We’re all about helping people become more Radically Candid with their feedback. By feedback, we mean praise and criticism. Being Radically Candid means: Being more specific and sincere with praise Being more kind and clear with criticism This will improve your relationships at work AND help you achieve a better business result. But it’s easy for us to give this advice and hard for you to do it. Here’s a way to think about how to be more kind and clear…

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