About Daryl Rothman

Daryl Rothman's debut novel, The Awakening of David Rose, a YA/Fantasy which is first in a series of four, is being published by Booktrope in 2015. He has written for a variety of top websites and publications and his short story "Devil and the Blue Ghosts" won Honorable Mention for Glimmer Train's prestigious New Writer's Award Contest. Follow him on Twitter.

Why Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback is So Hard, and How We Can Get it Right

I have a confession to make: I used to be an ardent supporter of feedback sandwiches. You know what I mean – it’s the conversation you have with your boss / partner / children / client where the criticism is sandwiched in between the “bread” of an introductory and concluding set of positive comments. However, when I began receiving feedback sandwiches instead of giving them, I became far less enthusiastic about this technique. I knew …