Getting Feedback

Taking Responsibility for Your Performance

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Learn how to ask for, and handle, feedback.

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The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be the person who knows how to ask. – Peter Drucker, author and consultant

It's time for Scott's performance review – he walks in confidently, and he's expecting praise for the hard work that he's been putting in.

However, he's devastated when his boss starts criticizing the quality of his work. Not only is she unhappy with Scott's performance, but she's also considering taking away some of his responsibilities.

Although this might sound like a drastic scenario, situations like this are more common than you might think. After all, if your boss or your clients were unhappy with your work, they'd tell you, right? Well, not all of the time. This is why it's so important to be proactive about soliciting feedback. In this article, we'll look at how to ask for feedback, and how you can learn from it.

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