Comms Lab: Episode 22
How to PREPARE for any Difficult Feedback Conversation
Giving difficult feedback can be REALLY SCARY… That’s why it’s important to know how to prepare for any difficult feedback conversation.
In this video, I walk you through a 6 step checklist that will help you prepare to difficult feedback that is more likely to result in real change and leave your relationship with the feedback receiver intact.
- Collect your data
- Clarify your purpose
- Cultivate a Coaching mindset
- Engage your Curiosity
- Consider the alternatives
- Courage…Initiate the conversation
Got a different take on this? Great – I’d love to see your feedback. Put it in the comments section below.
0:00 – So, you’ve gotta give some feedback…
0:48 – 1. Collect your data
1:49 – 2. Clarify your purpose
2:37 – 3. Cultivate a Coaching mindset
3:39 – 4. Engage your Curiosity
4:18 – 5. Consider the alternatives
4:50 – 6. Courage
- Richards H. How to Get Any Difficult Conversation Off to A Good Start. CommsLab
A path to highly effective communication skills
Hayden is an emergency physician at University Hospital Geelong and a senior lecturer at Deakin University, Geelong. He is somewhat obsessed with the science and art of effective communication, and in particular: difficult conversations. He believes that we can all get better at having difficult conversations, and that the process of learning to do so can be seriously fun.
Hayden is also an avid but terrible surfer, ad hoc gardener, and dad to two awesome kids.