Growth Factor: How to ask for (and receive) feedback

Dr. Bethy Campbell joins Monica to discuss the rewards and potential pitfalls of seeking feedback–in both your professional and personal relationships. Concrete strategies and real-world examples show you how to elicit the most constructive feedback and then how to process and act on it for maximum benefit.

Whether you’re looking to improve your communication, enhance your work performance, or strengthen your personal relationships, this conversation is a must-listen for anyone committed to continuous improvement and personal growth.

Key Takeaways

  1. If what you are really seeking is validation or reassurance, ask for that instead of asking for feedback. 
  2. Asking first for specific examples of what is going well can make it easier to benefit from any constructive criticism that follows. 
  3. Remember that giving feedback (especially to someone you care about) can be just as scary or challenging as being on the receiving end. 
  4. When receiving feedback, confirming that you heard what the other person said is more important than disputing details or offering explanations.
  5. When feedback elicits a big emotional response, simply thank the person for their feedback and ask for time to process before responding. 

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