Join Dorie Clark for an in-depth discussion in this video How to know when it’s OK to ignore feedback, part of Personal Effectiveness Tips.
- We all know colleagues who never listen to feedback…and frankly, they really should because it could help them.…In fact, sometimes it pays for us…to listen to feedback too,…but not all the time.…Not all feedback is created equal…and it's essential for our success…to understand when we should listen…and when we should ignore the inaccurate,…ignorant, or damaging things…people sometimes try to tell us,…usually for their benefit, not ours.…So here's when it's okay not to listen.…
The first and foremost rule is…don't listen to unsolicited feedback from untrained sources.…It's your boss' job to give you feedback,…so listen to her,…and if Mikhail Baryshnikov…wants to critique your dance moves,…great, let him.…But if a random audience member says,…"You know how you could have made your talk better?"…Who cares?…If you want to be polite, you can listen,…but recognize that you're indulging them.…Their opinion matters zero.…Second, ignore feedback when it's vague.…
Sometimes self-appointed sages will tell you,…they're not sure exactly what's wrong,…
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