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Thrive Global: “Be specific.” With Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Last month, I was thrilled to bits (and deeply honoured) when Penny Bauder from Authority Magazine published an article titled Merge Gupta-Sunderji of ‘Turning Managers Into Leaders’: Giving Feedback; How To Be Honest Without Being Hurtful.  In it, I not only shared my advice about how to give honest feedback, but Penny also turned into a very flattering profile on me!

And now it’s in Thrive Global

Well, I was even more excited to learn that last week this article got published in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.  If you’re already familiar with the Huffington Post, then you likely know about Thrive Global as well.  Their mission (and passion) is to help individuals, companies and communities thrive – to improve their well-being and performance and unlock their greatest potential.  I am appreciative and so grateful to learn that my expertise is worthy of meeting these goals.  You can read the Thrive Global version of the article here:

Thrive Global: “Be specific.” With Merge Gupta-Sunderji

In this article, here are some of the questions I was asked.  As you can see, it went beyond just “How do you give honest feedback?”

  • Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’ and how you got started?
  • Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
  • What advice would you give to other CEOs and business leaders to help their employees to thrive and avoid burnout?
  • As a busy leader, what do you do to prepare your mind and body before a stressful or high stakes meeting, talk, or decision?
  • One of the trickiest parts of managing a team is giving honest feedback, in a way that doesn’t come across as too harsh. Can you please share with us five suggestions about how to best give constructive criticism to a remote employee?
  • How would you define what it is to “be a great boss”?

I’d love to hear what you think?  What resonated with you, what didn’t?  Please share your perspectives by adding your comment below.

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