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Why is Feedback a gift.

One of the many gifts that my Coach has given me is feedback. When you stop using the words constructive criticism and change what you are doing to feedback people are more open to listening to you. And when you position it as a gift then people can listen, see if it resonates with them and either choose to accept the feedback or not take it. It’s just feedback.

Feedback provides valuable insights into one's performance or behaviour, which can be used to improve oneself. When given constructively and thoughtfully, feedback can help employees identify areas of strength and areas where improvement is needed, leading to personal and professional growth.

Receiving feedback can also help employees gain a better understanding of how their actions impact others, which can lead to improved relationships and communication. Further, feedback can help employees develop a growth mindset, where they see challenges and mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve, rather than failures.

It's important to note that feedback is only a gift when it is given and received in a constructive and respectful manner. When given poorly or without consideration for the recipient's feelings, feedback can be demotivating and damaging. Therefore, it's essential to approach feedback with empathy and a genuine desire to help the other person improve. In this manner it is good to ask people if you can give them feedback.

In your business, feedback is especially important for career growth and development. Regular feedback sessions with managers and colleagues can help employees identify areas of improvement and work towards achieving their goals. This needs to be aligned to agreed Key Performance Indicators. Feedback can also provide validation and recognition for a job well done, which can increase job satisfaction and motivation.

In summary, feedback is a gift because it can provide employees with valuable insights and help them grow personally and professionally. However, it's important to approach feedback with care and empathy, and to receive it with an open mind and a willingness to learn and improve. Go ask someone for feedback today and enjoy the gift.

Are you going to give the gift of feedback?

  • Absolutely

  • I want to first learn more about giving feedback

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