Want to Become a Better Leader? Start Graciously Offering and Accepting Feedback

To be better at leading others, it would be beneficial for both you and those that you lead to begin giving feedback to others and accepting feedback on your own performance as well. To receive feedback, it’s important that you are approachable to others and that you do not react to the feedback you are given, even if it is negative. An easy way to begin receiving feedback is to simply start asking for it. When giving feedback, it’s important to not criticize someone publicly and to work on building trust with those you are giving feedback to. It is also better to be aware of your current mood while giving feedback so that you will not come off as aggressive or angry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Never reprimand or correct employees in view of others, but always offer encouragement and praise visibly.
  • Even if your comments will be difficult to say or hear, don’t put it off too long.
  • Make sure your mood and temper are under control before having any necessary conversations.

“While it’s said that thoughtful feedback is a gift, most people don’t see it that way. In fact, many try to avoid it–and most won’t ask for it.”

Read more: https://www.inc.com/maynard-webb/want-to-become-a-better-leader-start-graciously-offering-accepting-feedback.html

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