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Transform Your Workplace

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends.Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more. 

May 2, 2023

Itโ€™s time to change the game when it comes to providing effective feedback in the workplace. In this podcast episode, Brandon Laws sits down with an executive coach, speaker, and author Jen Ostrich to discuss the importance of focusing on strengths, growth, and allyship when giving feedback to employees. Itโ€™s about moving beyond simply pointing out ineffective behaviors and painting a picture of what true growth and progress look like.


  • Effective feedback should focus on strengths, growth, and allyship.

  • Research shows that strength-based feedback improves well-being and engagement by making employees feel appreciated and seen.

  • Be clear about desired behaviors instead of only focusing on the negative.

  • Focusing solely on someone's weaknesses without providing guidance on how to improve is insufficient for change.

  • Delivering feedback on what more effective behavior would look like provides specific guidance for improvement, which is less likely to trigger defensiveness.

  • When leaders show vulnerability by sharing personal stories about tough feedback moments, they build psychological safety among their teams.


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