Negative Feedback? How to Strip Out the Helpful from the Unhelpful

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 13 September 2022
Andrew Pain
Andrew Pain
Issues covered: Negative Feedback

Some people take honesty way too far! They pride themselves on saying it how it is and BOOM, you're knocked for six. They have a convenient excuse for their bluntness of course: 

"I'm just being honest - I call a spade a spade".

On the one hand, negative feedback is a key driver of effective performance and the best leaders seek it out (Harvard Business Review, May 31st, 2018) but on the other hand, negative feedback can be inaccurate and driven by other people's hidden agendas, jealousy, and/or insecurity. I've never believed in ‘ignore your critics’ but in this fast-paced world: 

  1. How do you separate the accurate from the inaccurate? 
  2. How do you process painful feedback, so

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