“We are not just our behavior. We are the person managing our behavior.”
~ Ken Blanchard, Ph.D.
When was the last time you asked someone to give you feedback? The response you received may have sounded something like, “Nice job. You did well.” You’ve been told nothing.
If you want to grow personally and professionally, you must actively seek meaningful, balanced feedback. After a meeting, presentation or conversation, solicit precise feedback with a description of a specific behavior. Ask, “What behavior did I display that conveyed confidence, credibility or knowledge?”
Avoid asking, “How did I do?” Be specific and only ask for feedback on one item. If you ask for feedback on your beginning and ending statements as well as delivery and the benefits you provided, you risk not hearing everything. Or you may only concentrate on what to improve with your approach and then discount the feedback about how your delivery has improved.
Seven Feedback Wins
Benefits of Feedback Rather Than Fluff
If you never received feedback to increase your influence, how would you know you needed to make a change?
I’d love to hear how the feedback you’ve received has changed based on the above 7 wins. Tag me on myFacebook page.