Check your motive. Your goal should be to help, not humiliate.
- Make sure the issue is worthy of criticism. Does it really matter?
- Be specific. Don't drop hints, but clearly name the problem.
- Don't undermine the person's self-confidenceor identity.
Make it obvious that you value the person.
- Do not postpone needed criticism. If the issue is big, act now.
- Look at yourself looking at others. Take the log out of your own eye.
- End criticism with encouragement. Finish on a positive note.