by Ben Perreira
Getting feedback is one of the most painful yet important parts of the learning process. It has the potential to boost our egos when positive and bruise those egos when negative.
If we perceive it as such, that is.
When given in the right way, feedback is neither positive nor negative any more than what a mirror tells you is positive or negative.
Learning to give feedback is an art in itself. It must be given without judgement and without being self-serving (some of us have experienced this type of feedback in the form of being “thrown under the bus”).
Learn to give and receive feedback and you find yourself one step closer to communication nirvana.