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10 Tips for Delivering 360 Degree Feedback

November 30, 2018

Giving feedback is not always easy, and certain people are better at it than others. However, over the years, I have trained hundreds of people on how to give feedback. With practice and guidance, anyone can develop this skill. As a part of our Leadership Friday blog series, here are some tips for providing feedback. 

Before you get started: 
  • Be clear about your intentions.

  • Ask the person receiving feedback for his or her own strengths and weaknesses.

  • Start the feedback conversation with strengths.

During the feedback process:
  • Make it a two-way conversation and encourage questions.

  • Remember that there are positives and negatives to each piece of feedback. For example, someone very high in attention to detail may not be able to be a visionary for the future.

  • Be objective, genuine, and non-judgmental.

  • Use behavioral examples and refer to job context – be specific.

  • Be constructive – focus on the future and next steps.

  • Praise their strengths but don’t be afraid or hesitant to give developmental feedback – be confident and give suggestions.

  • Always end on a positive note. An example: “You have some great strengths here – lets focus on a few areas to help you be even more successful.”

To learn more about 360° feedback instrument that measures leadership skills, see sample reports, or talk to one of our consultants, click here

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Paul Glatzhofer Paul Glatzhofer is the VP of Talent Solutions based in the Pittsburgh office of PSI Services LLC. He works primarily with organizations that are implementing global assessment and development systems at the leadership level. Paul’s work includes leadership development, leadership skills training, coaching, leadership and executive selection, turnover and ROI analysis, and ongoing feedback development.