“Good job” – General Feedback
“You are from New York” – Something They Cannot Change
“I don’t like that about you” – Evaluative (Judgmental)
“The financial examples you shared in the meeting today helped us come to a strong decision.” – Specific
“At the meeting yesterday, you were 15 minutes late…” – Something they can actually change
“During the meeting yesterday, you were chewing your fingernails. I have a hard time focusing when this occurs.” – Descriptive
Seek to be specific vs general, provide an example of something they can change and be descriptive vs. evaluative. These are 3 ways to provide excellent feedback. A bonus – if you find yourself sharing more than 20% constructive or negative feedback their brains will interpret all feedback as negative. We actually need 4 positives to every 1 constructive to perform our best.