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How to Turn Feedback into Something You Can Act On

Hopefully you’re out there asking for and getting feedback regularly. That’s great! Now, if you’re getting a lot of feedback, we can pretty much guarantee that it won’t all be high quality, actionable stuff. We’ve said before, “Don’t criticize the criticism,” and we’ve talked about what to do if you disagree with the feedback. But what about feedback that you’re not sure what it means, or how to act on? What do you do with that? We recently got this…

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Radical Candor Misfire

Here is a story from a reader about a boss who was trying to be radically candid, but didn't quite hit the mark. My manager's effort to give me guidance was a total misfire. Here are some key differences between what I experienced and the technique your article describes: 1) Feedback was given in a cramped, unattractive conference room (not on a walk as your first encounter). 2) Feedback was presented in written form initially which escalated the conversation to…

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