3 Things to Consider When Giving Constructive Criticism

For every manager or business owner, giving constructive feedback is just part of the job. If you do it right, you can empower your employee and strengthen your team. If you do it wrong, you could end up creating tension, or worse, losing a valuable employee altogether. 

When it comes to giving constructive criticism, it's best to stick to these three things:
1. Tone & Attitude: Approach the situation knowing you want to help your employee.
2. Give detailed examples of the infraction: Avoid the "I feel" or "You never" statements, which will only end up blaming the person, rather than empowering them.
3. Chart a course of action for correction: Give a clear and actionable direction to grow your employee and develop them, not shame them.

Check out Derrick's fool-proof list when giving constructive criticism


Derrick Mains is the founder of AMP. AMP is training specifically designed to help post-revenue organizations accelerate growth and amplify business outcomes. The AMP system has been developed from more than 100+ years of combined executive leadership experiences spanning more than 300 companies, from garage start-ups. to the Fortune 500. More: HERE