Giving & Receiving Feedback

What’s the purpose of feedback and why is it important to give it in a timely and honest manner? How can we create psychological safety? Learn why the “sh*t sandwich” doesn’t work and a framework that does.


Alison Meyer teaches leadership communications at Berkeley-Haas and around the world. She also consults to individuals and corporations on leadership and personal performance. As such, she helps senior-level managers take on larger and more complex leadership roles, and executives develop their performance power in high-stakes communications situations. A proud UC Berkeley “double bear” (MBA 2011, BA Art History 1987), you can find her at


View the slides for the session

Psychological Safety
Google’s Quest to Find the Perfect Team – NY Times | ReWork

Radical Candor
Giving feedback in a both caring AND direct manner (2×2 grid)

Cameron Anderson’s talk on decision-making in teams

For specific language and examples to help craft the conversation and manage emotions
Difficult Conversations

Crucial Conversations

Improv Wisdom – Chapter 7 “Face the Facts”

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