Feedback, as Marshall Goldsmith taught me, is a gift. And as such we need to thank people when they deliver it to us.
It is not enough to say thank you. You also need to learn to accept it — and act up on it.
When the feedback is coming from a trusted source — even if we don’t like that individual — it should be considered, and changes made.
John Baldoni is chair of leadership development at N2Growth, is an internationally recognized leadership educator and executive coach. In 2014, Trust Across America named him to its list of top 100 most trustworthy business experts. Also in 2014, Inc.com named Baldoni to its list of top 100 leadership experts, and Global Gurus ranked him No. 11 on its list of global leadership experts. Baldoni is the author of more than a dozen books, including his newest, “MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership.”
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