Luke Hansford

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Feedback

🌱 Seedling1 min read

Positive feedback instead of praise

Praise is essentially just giving thanks. Positive feedback may be thankful, but more importantly it give context for why I'm thankful and encouragement to continue the behavior in the future. 1

Context

Get to know your team members preferences for feedback contexts, so you can find the right time to give feedback.

My previous manager knew it would be most impactful to give feedback right away on how I could have presented better in a review or ran a meeting more effectively. But there is also the risk of not being in a mental space where I really hear the feedback. He would do a great job of stopping to first ask if I’m open to hearing feedback and then proceeding, which made me way more receptive to whatever came next 2

References

  1. https://jacobian.org/2021/may/12/praise-vs-positive-feedback/
  2. I forgot to write down where I saw this quote

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