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HOW TO GET HELPFUL FEEDBACK
May 8, 2019
It’s how you ask and how you listen
When a boss or colleague offers ‘helpful feedback’ or ‘constructive criticism,’ it can make your throat close. With some bad experiences in our past, we sometimes go right into defense mode or shut down. But proactively seeking meaningful feedback from people you respect and who know your work is one of the most effective ways to speed progress and send a clear message that you are committed to growing.
“Feedback is like a compass to guide you on your career journey,” says author and career coach Katrina McGhee. “Too often we allow feedback to feel intimidating but it is simply data. It should feel much scarier to blindly move forward without input on whether we are moving in the right direction. Constructive, specific feedback helps us course-correct, improve and grow if we’re ready to hear it.”
The key is how you ask and how you listen.
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