Monday, July 13, 2015

Feedback - Take it with a huge pinch of salt!

How often we take our boss' feedback at face value and launch into a hostile debate over the errors they point out or suggestions they provide! Most of us have a tendency to hold our boss at fault for being less than appreciative of our work. Well, for peace to reign, all we need to do is step back and breathe. In most cases, we are only over reacting. Well, doesn't it help to appease and reassure our narcissistic self that we are the best by painting a less than perfect caricature of our boss or clients!

Let's face it. Feedback bristles against our egos. However, it is important to stay calm and think professionally. While taking criticism to heart can impact our confidence, ignoring positive, constructive comments on our work can hinder improvement. If we seek growth and aim to nurture our skills, the trick is to be objective.

So let me end this post with a grand cliche. Take it with a pinch of salt! It won't hurt :)

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