You may, or may not be familiar with the acronym THINK. Either way, it is worth revisiting on a regular basis!
Lee Colan comments that before you speak or send that email (and I would add “or make a somewhat suspect comment on social media or other connecting platform”): THINK…
T – is it True?
H – is it Helpful?
I – is it Inspiring?
N – is it Necessary?
K – is it Kind?
I agree with Lee 100% that THINK does not preclude you from having tough conversations with your team, or other people in your life for that matter. Even constructive feedback, if delivered correctly, will meet these criteria.