Giving feedback is a collaborative process, so you ought to focus on your listening. Consider the following steps:
✓Allow for process time - Leave time for the other person to assimilate the information and discuss their thoughts when the time is ripe.
✓Take the other person's perspective on board - Asking for the other's view on what has been said helps you have a more open mind and prevents from focusing on the wrong problem. Before you go too far into your constructive feedback, take the time to listen to the other person's side of the story.
✓Use active listening - allow the other person to speak and don’t use counter-arguments while they’re still talking. Avoid distractions while delivering feedback, such as using your cell phone.