Having people that give me feedback enables me to …
- See myself through the eyes and perspective of others.
- Have a better understanding of who I am and what things require improvement.
- Practice humbleness.
- Get different perspectives for a given situation.
- Keep learning and growing.
- Continue trying, and putting myself out there in the arena.
- Have the courage to do what others don’t.
- Keep asking for help.
- Collaborate with others and build my tribe of people.
A personal story
Last Thursday I was tired. I got into that 1 and 1/2 hour monthly meeting with a group of colleagues. At some point, something bothered me, I made an intervention without sharing the intention, neither the context where my opinion was coming from, and then I left the meeting without explanation. The day after, a friend of mine, who was also present during the meeting, approached me trying to offer feedback about how the tone I used, the timing and the lack of context, could have projected a different message than the one I was trying to share.
I can tell that it wasn’t easy to get that feedback, but it was so necessary to help me see things from a totally different perspective, and also help me with learning about the importance that a good restful night, has over my state of mind and soul. It helped me watch myself from his lenses and learn that there is still room for learning and growing.
What about you?
- What’s the place feedback has in your life? What is your personal story about feedback?
- How do you practice giving and receiving feedback? What’s your favorite technique?
- What would be different if you were open to receive feedback? What would change?
- What’s holding back to start now?
My invitation is to build a tribe of people that would honestly give us feedback
Please take a deep breath, keep yourself and others around you safe, and remember that:
No matter what happens, I strongly believe that we are incredibly better together!