Giving others difficult feedback is always a challenge. I call it saying THE THING. Ever wonder why some people seem to get away saying something that would get you fired or an abrupt about face? When someone gives me information that I'd rather not hear, I can only consider it when I know they care for me and are telling me from a place of wanting the best for me. This means that when I have to share something tough with someone, I have to first check myself internally. Who am I being with this person? How do I regard them? How will this information serve this person? If it is important for them to consider what I am saying, then it begins with me.