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Receiving feedback constructively and gracefully

The way you respond to feedback, both in the short term (during the conversation and immediately after it) and the longer term (how you adapt your behavior) sends a powerful message to other people about your self-confidence, professionalism, interpersonal skills, and commitment to improvement. Some situations will be more challenging than others depending on the skill of the person giving the feedback, your relationship with them, whether you've requested feedback or whether it's unsolicited, and of course, the sort of mood you're in at that particular time. We all have days when we ...


Cover of The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback


Whether you actively seek out feedback or the feedback is offered to you, you’ll learn the most when you are open to feedback, welcoming it as a great opportunity to improve your performance. Review the most useful behaviors to adopt when responding to feedback.