Coach Larry’s Feedback Sandwich

Coach Larry’s Feedback Sandwich

  • Leaders like to use the feedback sandwich and give a positive piece of feedback, followed by something constructive, and close with something positive.
  • The feedback sandwich may feel good to the leader, but leaves the feedback receiver confused.
  • Alternatively, think of a feedback bank account. Positive feedback is a deposit and constructive feedback is a withdrawal.
  • However, for the feedback to feel balanced we need to make 6 deposits for every withdrawal, over time.

 

 

One comment on “Coach Larry’s Feedback Sandwich

  1. Nice work, Coach Larry! Interesting analogy with the feedback bank account. Let’s chat sometime about how we set the stage for these feedback discussions so whether they are positive or constructive our direct reports are leaning in and ready and willing to hear what we’re saying!

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