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The Role of Storytelling in Delivering Effective Feedback

Lynne Levy
Publication date:
January 31, 2019
Article Summary: 

The article discusses the difficulty of giving and receiving feedback during performance reviews. Constructive feedback, in particular, is perceived as a threat by our brain, which is designed to minimize danger and maximize reward. However, storytelling can help turn feedback into contextual feedback that provides clarity and adds an emotional element that can be easier to understand and remember. The article suggests telling specific and accurate stories, personal stories, stories with a positive mindset, and stories from a place of kindness to help individuals grow and learn.


feedback, storytelling, performance review, brain, emotional element.

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Lynne Levy
The Role of Storytelling in Delivering Effective Feedback
January 31, 2019
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