I recently took some kite-surfing lessons with a private instructor.
It’s not the easiest of sports but I was determined to make the most of my three-day course, so I listened intently as my teacher told me where I was going wrong, and I was quick to act on his advice.
When it comes to my work, however, I may not be quite so open to negative feedback.
Deb Bright’s book, “The Truth Doesn’t Have to Hurt,” encourages me to embrace criticism, rather than fear it. Bright explains how we can use criticism to raise our game, and offers a framework for giving and receiving criticism in a way that leaves everyone feeling inspired, instead of demoralized.
Here’s a clip from our review of this book, where we hear how to receive feedback without getting emotional:
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