Try as you might, you’re simply not getting the tough feedback you need to succeed at work – even though you’re asking for it. Maybe your situation is one where your boss, or another colleague, is trying to give you tough feedback, yet there’s so much sweet icing on top that you’re not sure what he/she is trying to tell you. Sound familiar?
Some of you are more comfortable asking for feedback than others. Similarly, some leaders are better at giving feedback than others. No matter where you or your boss sit on the spectrum of feedback comfort, giving and/or receiving feedback is a stressful experience.
Various scenarios run through our minds when it comes to giving or receiving feedback. What if the feedback is something that I cannot overcome? What if I give _______ the feedback and they take it so personally they thing I don’t believe in them? Question like these, and many others, can flood our minds as we prepare to give or get feedback. Despite all that nervous energy, there is one very important thing to remember about feedback:
You need tough feedback to get better and you won’t get better if you’re not getting the real (tactful) feedback.
When you’re faced with people or situations where you’re not getting the feedback you need and you’re not sure how to actually get it, the key for you is in the positioning of the feedback request. Keep reading and I’ll fill you in.
My job today is to show you how to reframe your feedback request. The subtle tweaks we’ll talk about put whoever you’re requesting feedback from in a position to easily give you the feedback you need so you can succeed. Then, the ball’s back in your court.
Here’s what you need to do: Press play on the video below to see all the juicy virtual meeting hacks I have for you in this magical vid (it’s less than 5 minutes).
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Adwoa Dadzie is a Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast and a Millennial Corporate Career Thought Leader.
The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.
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