Sunday, March 13, 2016

Feedback -- A Potent Communication Skill

It is through others that we see ourselves as others see us and that others know how we see them.  Feedback connects us to the outside world.

Feedback is a potent communication skill.  When we direct it to others, we can build them up or tear them down.  When we solicit feedback from others, we risk appearing weak but hope to emerge strengthened.  By listening carefully to what people say to us, we can learn things about ourselves that we couldn't learn otherwise.  By using feedback to support and empower other people, we build trust and enhance our relationship with them.

How open are you to asking for feedback?  How comfortable are you in disclosing or giving feedback to others?

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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