You can definitely benefit from feedback. Feedback is a tool you can use to accelerate your growth. Of course, it is. Unfortunately, most people suck at giving feedback at work. Often the feedback is not thought through and is delivered up as criticism.
That is a true tragedy. But that’s not what I want to talk to you about today.
What I want to chat about is how not to make other people’s messy feedback into a mess for yourself.
I believe feedback is a good thing. It helps you grow faster. Unfortunately, not all feedback is relevant feedback. And not all relevant feedback is delivered effectively.
Your job is to hear all of it, weed through it, decide what to keep, and avoid using it against yourself by taking it personally.
And I know that can be a big ask—particularly if the feedback is direct, served critically, and coming from someone with authority. When that happens, it’s easy to make the feedback mean something is wrong with you and beat the crap out of yourself.
And you know that beating the crap out of yourself never works and leads to all sorts of other messy behaviors that are a giant waste of your time and talent.
I want to help you learn to use badly delivered feedback to your advantage. That’s the focus of this week’s podcast episode that’s obviously called “Use Badly Delivered Feedback to Your Advantage”
what you will discover in this episode
- Why feedback is important
- How not to take other people’s messy feedback personally
- How to understand what feedback is relevant or not
- How to use ALL feedback to your advantage
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