1. Information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement.
One of the worst feelings in the world, is to have performed a certain task, and never know if what you did was good or bad. Not knowing how we did can cause us to recreate mistakes. The only way to solve this is with a simple but powerful tool called feedback. We have all heard it. We all know it, yet we still fail to apply it in our lives.
Feedback is one of the most amazing tools a leader can give and receive.
The best leaders aren’t afraid to receive feedback. One of the biggest areas any leader can lack in, is in his or her ability to not receive feedback. Pride is feedback blocker. Two reasons why leaders do not grow, is due to the fact that we are afraid to hear what others think about our performance. Second, the leadership we are under may not be communicating effectively our performance.
Feedback tells us there is a right and better way to accomplish our goals.
Proverbs 19:20 says,“Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.” (AMP)
Proverbs 12:15 says,“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” (ESV)
Feedback is a leadership growth vitamin, and it does exactly that, it feeds our calling and our gifting.
If you are a leader or under a leadership, here are a few points to keep in mind about feedback:
1. Get feedback from people that you value.
2. Giving feedback tells individuals you work with, that you care.
3. Not everyone is willing to receive your feedback. Do not force yourself.
4. Feedback can cause people you don’t lead, to think that your are better than them.
5. Feedback must be given in Love, expecting nothing in return.
6. It is important to receive feedback from people that walk the talk.
7. Feedback can be positive and negative.
8. In order to give feedback, your idea and approach to success must be successful and yielding great results. One way of achieving this data, is through feedback!
Today ask someone you value, “Hey, How am I doing with …”