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Positive Feedback Examples

Positive feedback is crucial for employee engagement and strengths-based development of both employees and managers. The annual performance appraisal often fails at achieving this, however these sample phrases and example comments provide a good basis for actionable, meaningful feedback.

Whether these positive feedback examples support your employee performance review, 360 degree feedback or manager performance appraisal they are designed to help people improve rather than purely a performance evaluation.

We also created two practical guides about "How to give positive feedback". The first is written for employees (find it here), the second is specifically written for managers (read it here). 

 

Positive feedback examples for

Leadership Skills

  • You often demonstrate a high standard of ethics and fairness. Well Done!
  • You’re have a knack for setting clear guidelines for your immediate employees and you define what exactly it is you require them to do.
  • You have the ability to be direct and caring at the same time. you’re approach is quite unique, as employees feel they can approach you about anything.
  • Clearly communicating the roles and job expectation of each employee is vital for the organization. you have no problem easily identifying what is required by each person. Well done!
  • You regularly set up one­-on-­ones with staff, which shows them that you really care about their progress at the company. Well done!
  • You’re efficient at measuring progress and making sure everyone of your employees reaches their goal.
  • You constantly ensure that deliverables are achieved by their due dates.
  • You are really good at maintaining an ongoing and open communication channel with your employees. Keep it up!
  • Your managing style is inspiring as you focus more on coming decisions collectively, rather than individually. Great job!
  • You aim to create a work environment that is inclusive of every team member.

Positive feedback examples for

Communication Skills

  • You’re good at creating an environment that is collaborative and engaged.
  • It is clear that you have spent many hours learning and understanding powerpoint. It is clear that you have a really good grasp of this tool, and you are able to effectively capture and filter large amounts of data efficiently.
  • You’re great at nurturing a culture that is open to sharing information.
  • When you debate, you hold your ground very skillfully and convincingly.
  • You’re well prepared, speak clearly and concisely when you speak over the phone. You clearly have great communication skills! lets try get you to share these skills with the rest of the team?
  • When you speak to different audiences you’re really good at speaking on their level, so they understand exactly what you are saying and what is required from them
  • You openly and willingly allow others to portray their ideas before reaching decisions, well done!
  • You’re open and frank in all business dealings. You bring humor to an otherwise very black and white scenario.
  • You have this profound ability to infect others with enthusiasm, which build team spirit and engagement.
  • You are really good at portraying complex ideas into simple, user friendly explanations.

Positive feedback examples for

Project Management 

  • You create an environment that is open to debate and idea sharing.
  • You make sure everyone is heard and encourage participation and group cooperation.
  • You know how to identify the strengths of each team member and use it to the teams advantage.
  • When there are conflicts in the team, you effectively manage them so that they do not affect the project or task.
  • You create an atmosphere which encourages people to do their best.
  • You’re really good at bringing the best out of people, encouraging growth and consistency.
  • When you have meetings, you stick to the time and the agenda allocated.
  • You stick to time allocation in each project and complete tasks to the highest standard.
  • You solve conflict with minimum disruption to the rest of the team or project.
  • You can easily see both sides of the story and take others into account.

Positive feedback examples for

Teamwork Skills

  • You often demonstrate reliability and communicate constructively making you a really great team player!
  • You often encourage others to give input in projects and allow others to share the ownership of the project. Keep it up!
  • You treat everyone with respect and do not allow personal problems between co-workers to get in the way of work. You set time aside to sort problems one on one.
  • When conflict arises within the team, you deal with it in a timely and constructive manner.
  • You have an outstanding ability to delegate effectively and often select the correct people with the necessary skills needed to complete projects.
  • You nurture teams and encourage team cooperation between managers and employee.
  • You consistently communicate organizational goals and objects, and you make sure all the teams clearly understand what the overall objective is. great way to align the company!
  • When you communicate the common goal you make sure every team member feels like they are an integral part of achieving the overall objective.
  • You create an environment that is open to debate and idea sharing. Great job!
  • You make sure everyone is heard and encourage participation and group cooperation. Very well done.

Positive feedback examples for

People Management Skills

  • You constantly encourage people to learn from others in the team. You have no problem in testing each person's ability by rotating the responsibilities for each assignment.
  • You motivate your team members to lead meetings. This is great as it gives them the confidence to be leaders and to speak with authority. Well done!
  • Encouraging employees to develop their professional skills is vital for their own personal development, as well as, for the company's success. Keep it up!
  • You’re an excellent team player. You enjoy working with other people, engaging with them and learning from them in the process.
  • You make sure people learn from their mistakes. This is a great mentality to have as people should be encourage to constantly learn and improve.
  • You’re really effective at clustering assignments into more manageable tasks for each employee to complete. Well done!
  • You know what every person would like to achieve in their careers. It can be difficult to fully know what it is that each person would like to achieve and to fit them into roles that will contribute to their success. You’re really good at this. Well done!
  • You’re always readily available to listen to others personal problems, monitor their workloads and recognize when they go the extra mile. Excellent!
  • You’re a real people builder. You know their strengths and weaknesses and you are able to effectively make sure they constantly stay challenged.
  • You have a keen eye for talent and can spot which strengths to nurture and develop. Well done!

Positive feedback examples for

Getting things done (aka Execution Skills)

  • You have a good eye at identifying practical solutions.
  • You articulate the options and the solutions to our customers clearly.
  • You’re ability to effectively resolve issues in a timely manner is great!
  • You effectively delegate your time and others time on what is important.
  • You identify critical areas easily and can delegate trivial areas to one side.
  • You have a good understanding of what will help accomplish goals and what will hinder the decision.
  • You get rid of barriers that get in the way of productive work.
  • Through consistently creating an environment which employees embrace, you effectively create a focus on projects which result in them being finished.
  • You’re someone that doesn’t mind putting in the hours when it matters and you work hard at times when you are required.
  • When you are faced with a challenging situation, you respond with enthusiasm and vigor.

POSITIVE FEEDBACK EXAMPLES FOR

Meeting skills 

  • Defining the logical sequence of topics is tricky. You often layout what exactly it is that needs to be covered and you lay it out in a simple and easy to follow manner.
  • You successfully define the correct amount of time for each topic that needs to be covered. Great job! keep this up!
  • You always determine the appropriate amount of content and level of detail needed for every situation.
  • You always correctly identify who the people are that should be in the meeting to make it successful and you make sure that there is time in each of these individuals calendars
  • You are very effective at organizing team meetings and making sure everyone is able to attend.
  • During debates, you always keep an open mind to other opinion and point of view.
  • During meetings, you always participate actively and you ask pertinent questions that often get the people in the room thinking. Well done!
  • You always plan and design effective meetings, so that the most relevant topics are spoken about and agreed upon.
  • You’re really great at creating sophisticated powerpoint with visuals and animated videos to keep the audience engaged at all times.

POSITIVE FEEDBACK EXAMPLES FOR

Customer service Skills 

  • You often present our products in such a way that is solution based. Customers often feel like our products are a solution to their troubles.
  • You’re able to recall details about formal agreements between our company and vendors. This makes you vital in negotiations. Well done!
  • You often overcome objections in a logical and conversational fashion. Customers often feel comfortable with you and
  • You clearly articulate the steps needed to resolved problems in a timely manner.
  • When there are questions that you cannot answer, you have no problem seeking answers from management.
  • You’re really good at keeping customers informed of any changes in the product and the delivery of their items. Keeping transparent is really good way of keeping the customer happy .
  • You remain dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of both our internal clients clients and external customers.
  • You constantly go out of your way to solve customer problems and often you come up with effective solutions, leaving customers feeling extremely happy and satisfied with customer support. A true representative of the brand.
  • You’re a very pleasant person to get along with and you often get along very well with your colleagues and clients. Keep that friendly face on!

POSITIVE FEEDBACK EXAMPLES FOR

Presentation skills 

  • You are an effective presenter both to employees and to potential clients. When controversial topics come up, you deal with them in an timely manner and you make sure these topics are fully dealt with before moving on. Well done!
  • Commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation Can change tactics midstream when something isn't working
  • You can command attention and manage group processes during presentations in a decisive way. If you see your presentation isn’t going so well, you can effectively change the direction of the presentation to make sure everyone is completely engaged. Well done!
  • You always correctly identify who the people are that should be in the presentation to make it successful and you make sure that there is time in each of these individuals calendars
  • You are very effective at organizing team presentations and making sure everyone is able to attend.
  • During debates, you always keep an open mind to other opinion and point of view.
  • During presentations, you always make sure every individual actively participates and you ask pertinent questions that often get the people in the room thinking. Well done!
  • You always plan and design effective presentations, so that the most relevant topics are spoken about.
  • You’re really great at creating sophisticated presentations with visuals and animated videos to keep the audience engaged at all times.

POSITIVE FEEDBACK EXAMPLES FOR

Innovation Skills 

  • You often think out of the box when faced with challenging situations. Keeping calm and collected at all times allows you to do this with ease. Well done!
  • You always funnel creative recommendations into practical and simple applications that everyone can achieve. Great work!
  • You give teams a common focus, which fosters a spirit of creative collaboration. Well done!
  • The reporting system you created when you joined the company has now been rolled out to the entire company. Even the bosses use it! Well done!
  • You skilfully and tactfully change direction of your decisions when new information comes to light, without hindering the project and effecting the deadline.
  • You came up with a solution to the software glitch in a creative and timely way. Well done!
  • Sometimes it seems as though are policies and practices are outdated and preventing innovation. You often look at ways of improving them and you can successfully negotiate with top managers to revise them. Well done!
  • You come up with creative solutions to roadblocks and potential obstacles. Great job!
  • Displaying originality and contributing to fresh ideas is one of your key traits. Well done!

POSITIVE FEEDBACK EXAMPLES FOR

Problem solving Skills 

  • Approaching issues in a proactive and positive manner is a great way to solve problems. Well done!
  • You often probe all sources of information to gain a good understanding of what answer you are looking for.
  • You always pick up situations quickly and efficiently. You have no problem being thrown in the deep in and figuring things out. Well done!
  • You always resolve issues in a timely and efficient manner. Keep it up!
  • Showing patience when dealing with complex and time-consuming issues is a great trait to have. Well done!
  • You see every problem as a opportunity to learn new things. This is a great
  • You often easily identify, analyze and solve problems in a timely and efficient way! Well done!
  • You often use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Great work!
  • You are always willing to share your problem solving methods and techniques with others so others do not have to reinvent the wheel. keep the collaboration up!