Listen in as our Executive Coaches answer the question: “A peer of mine seems clueless about how people are responding to her. I’d like to help her but don’t know how to do it appropriately.”
Keys from our Executive Coaches:
- be sensitive to giving unsolicited feedback
- ask if it is your position to get involved in other’s opinions
- do a self-check…do you know for sure she is clueless?
Maybe both of you participate in a 360-degree assessment. Maybe ask your peer, “is there something at work that she is frustrated with or would like to improve upon?” Open transparent dialogue could be very beneficial here. Is your culture allowing for safe and transparent feedback? If so, leverage your inclusive culture and HR could be an ally in this situation in providing constructive feedback.
Tools: Thanks for the Feedback, by Daniel Stone and Sheila Heen