No matter how nicely it’s said, feedback or criticism is usually a bitter medicine to swallow. We all prefer to be praised than criticized.
However, feedback is inevitable—and taking it well is a crucial key to success in your personal professional life.
Not only does it show that you’re humble and willing to give serious consideration to other people’s suggestions, but incorporating it into your work and life ultimately makes you a much better person.
Here are 5 tips to help you absorb those suggestions gracefully, and also leverage them to your advantage.
- Create the atmosphere and have the demeanor to welcome feedback.
- Recognize the good intentions of the giver.
- Actively listen
- Ask Questions
- Summarize the feedback