For Leaders: How to Give Constructive, Compassionate Feedback

Performance reviews have a reputation of being tense for both those receiving feedback and the reviewer. At the end of an unusually chaotic year, reviews may feel even less welcome. But giving feedback is a crucial part of advancing your team’s careers and strengthening your organization.

Gretchen Stroud, senior vice president of talent at Hilton (Photo via LinkedIn)

Gretchen Stroud, senior vice president of talent at Hilton, oversees the company’s talent from recruiting to leadership development. She said the company (No. 2 on the 2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) is currently focused on training leaders at all levels to give constructive feedback.

She offered DiversityInc Best Practices some of her tips to help the feedback process become less dreaded and more productive — a step she said is key for the overall improved performance of any company, large or small.

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