Turning Negative Feedback Into An Opportunity

Nobody likes negative feedback. No matter how much you claim to want an honest critique, it stings.

But this time of year when we’re resolving to improve ourselves and perhaps undergoing performance reviews we’re more likely than ever to encounter negative feedback. Instead of viewing it as an excuse to binge eat or resort to retail therapy, see it as an opportunity to change.

“No one likes negative feedback. It makes them think less of the person giving the feedback and leads to them rejecting the person and the feedback,” says George Bradt, an executive coach and author of First-Time Leader, noting that feedback is critical to any improvement.

 

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Instead of viewing criticism at work as an excuse to binge eat or resort to retail therapy, see it as an opening to change.

See on management.fortune.cnn.com

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