(function() { var cookie = 'rebelmouse_abtests='; cookie += '; Max-Age=0'; document.cookie = cookie + '; Path=/; SameSite=None; Secure'; })();

Feedback, in the world of business, is the breakfast of champions. Feedback "feeds" us - it's at the top of the food pyramid for learning and professional development. Related: 3 Steps To Create Your Own Career Development Plan How often do you ASK for feedback? Feedback can be humbling, it can be eye-opening, and it can bring awareness to us of things that we're simply "blind" to... but if we don't ask for it, we usually don't receive it - particularly the constructive form. Many or most people will give us positive feedback, but very few will give us honest, candid feedback focused on how we can improve or how we can get better; things we SHOULD change or do differently. Make ASKING for feedback a habit. Seek feedback from others:


  • Following a meeting in which you participated
  • After a presentation you've given
  • In follow up to a networking event
  • Anytime you're in front of others
Ask an observer - a colleague, a friend, a peer, a direct report, a panel member, or a participant:
  • How you did, overall
  • Was your message clear?
  • Did you seem to listen well?
  • Was your body language in alignment with your message?
  • Did you seek input from others?
  • Did you show respect for others' time?
  • Did you leave a positive impression?
  • Were you friendly?
Seeking feedback communicates a clear message that you care, that personal excellence is important to you, and that learning and getting better is important to you. Feedback is a highly effective learning tool, but like any other tool, if left in the toolbox, it does you NO good. Use it. Solicit feedback... often. Make feedback a habit. This post was originally published at an earlier date.

Related Posts

Career Development Feedback Or Feedforward? 3 Career Development Tips That Will Get You Ahead Of The Competition How To Create Your Unique Career Plan   Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Learn how to land a career you love

It's always a good thing to give back. Whether it's doing hands-on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering.

SHOW MORE Show less

"Always read the fine print." Isn't that what they say? It's a vicious, dog-eat-dog business world and, more often than not, it's the underdog who suffers. However, if that underdog is properly prepared and has a few tricks up his or her sleeve, the tables could be turned.

SHOW MORE Show less

Let's first take a look at how your core values can positively impact your brand.

SHOW MORE Show less

Latest