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Give Feedback: Guidance From Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

  • 18th Jun'21

Leaders often wear many hats like a motivator, a communicator, and a delegator. 

A leader not just heads a team or a company; his traits reflect the company’s performance and the success and happiness of his employees. A trait very rare yet vital for a leader to possess is emotional intelligence. In this era of countless opportunities and fewer time constraints, it is important to learn to become an empathic leader.

Emotional intelligent leaders consider the fact that every employee is different and unique in his way. So they address employees likewise and give them constructive criticism. Each employee faces various issues, has a different pace, and a different understanding. Great Leaders solve problems and make their team members feel belonged and essential. After all, it is the efforts of the team that keeps it going and achieves excellent results. 


Know the Employee

Knowledge of how different every employee is making the feedback approach unique to all. Here is a look:



This is the category of performers who might have received awards for going the extra mile at some point in their careers. Comprehensive feedback highlighting their achievements, their importance to the company, and the things they can work on would be helpful.



Employees with high potential may underperform for a lot of reasons. Their feedback must focus on how far they have come along and how they can achieve better by sourcing their potential. 



You need to assess if such employees add any value to your organization. Reach them with utmost sincerity. The feedback approach must help them be aware of their frustrations and motivate them to work on their strengths. 



This category of employees knows it all. They have been in the organization for a long time. It can be intimidating to give them feedback. Listen to their experience and extend support for their issues. Show them their achievements and loyalty. 


Benefits of the Good Feedback/Constructive Criticism

Feedback is mandatory, but the style is what decides if it will be acted upon or not. An emotionally intelligent leader assesses the benefits of constructive criticism.


  • It builds trust among employees and uplifts their morale.
  • It enhances the performance of the team and the company at large.
  • It helps in better communication and reduces stress levels.
  • It allows employees to approach the leader faster.
  • It helps build a culture of innovation.

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