Today I am continuing the conversation we have been having about the Seven No-Fail Secrets to Stop The Drama! Today’s secret is ‘Ask before providing feedback’. Giving useful feedback is a great way to help a teammate become better. However, it is not something you should just blindside them with whenever you think of it. Instead, check in with them to determine if it is a good time. Saying things like “I’d like to offer you some feedback” or “Can I share a suggesting with you” will give them a split second to prepare themselves. And if it isn’t a good time, they can let you know when it would be better. It is also important to think about what is going on around you. Giving feedback in the locker room or on the field/court with other teammate around can create an embarrassing or defensive situation. “Constructive criticism” is a private matter meant to help an individual be better. There is no need to share it with the whole team.
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I look forward to seeing you in future videos and I wish you the most from your potential.