Seek Feedback

We must get better to maintain relevance in this rapidly changing world.  You must be relevant to establish / maintain the trust that comes from competence.  One of the most important ways to get better is seeking feedback from those around you.

In order to do that, I want to invite you to develop both formal and informal feedback systems.

Informal feedback may be as simple as asking for feedback in many different ways:

  • How am I doing?
  • What could I do better?
  • How could I be more helpful?
  • What would make this even better?

There are lots of ways to ask.  Just don’t stop asking.

Formal feedback can be pursued via a number of different methods, as well:

  • Customer Surveys
  • Culture Surveys
  • A DiSC Survey
  • 360 Degree Performance Evaluations

Once you have asked for feedback, it is crucial that you act on the feedback as a way to pay back the person giving you feedback.  They have taken time to give the feedback and, hopefully, given you the courageous gift of candor. Choose a path forward and implement.

Thank them for their time and consideration.  It is a wonderful gift that they have given you.

Don’t consider yourself above feedback.  It can be like a cold bucket of water poured on you, and you may want to hide from it.  Don’t!  Alternatively, you may make you uncomfortable to hear about your gifts.  Listen, and use it to bring more of your gifts to the world.

Take advantage of this powerful tool for self improvement regularly.  Let me know how it goes.

Just my opinion.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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