My husband is a very quiet person -- it's because I talk way too much. But sometimes when I take a moment to breath, in between my ramblings, he'll offer me a word or two of wisdom. I really liked his latest gem and wanted to share it with you:
Criticism that is truly constructive doesn't need prefixed or suffixed with "don't take this the wrong way" or any such phrasing
Something to think about next time you offer constructive criticism to a colleague.