Last week, we highlighted the importance of remaining curious and open when Receiving Feedback. In that post, reviewed four important stages:
- Preparing for the feedback meeting.
- Remaining open and curious in the feedback meeting.
- Preparing for a follow-up meeting.
- Remaining open and curious in the follow-up meeting.
Today, we’re offering you with a bit more detail on how we approach each one of these four stages. Because there is so much information to cover, we’ve created a downloadable pdf for you.
The feedback process offers all of us the opportunity to reflect on and adjust our behaviors so that they are more aligned with our intent.
Getting difficult feedback
can be painful, and yet,
we’d encourage you to consider it a gift.
It offers you the opportunity to change your behavior and to better understand someone you work or live with.
Most of the time, receiving feedback well will have a lot of benefits. But there are some situations where it doesn’t matter what you do. The boss, team, or your spouse has already decided what they want and aren’t interested in working with you around making a change. When that happens, it may make sense to think about whether or not it’s the right team, company, or relationship for you.
Remember, the more effective you become at receiving feedback well, the more powerful you will become in navigating relationships.
Let us know what works for you!