Psychologist Gemma Leigh Roberts explains how your ego can protect or derail you when giving and receiving feedback. Learn how to change your perspective to create an objective and realistic approach when providing others with feedback.
- Have you ever been in a situation…where you've received negative feedback…and your immediate reaction is to think,…that feedback can't possibly be correct?…The other person must have it all wrong,…or they don't really understand the situation.…Maybe once the defensiveness or embarrassment phase…and you later reflect on the situation,…you realize that actually,…there may have been an element of truth…in what the other person was saying.…
This can happen at work…and it can happen in our personal lives.…We may clash with our colleagues,…our family, or our partner.…When the dust settles, sometimes we see…that there was some accuracy…in what the other person was saying.…So, if we can see if it afterwards,…why can't we see it at the time?…This may be due to being in a heated situation,…where tensions and emotions are high,…but often, it's to do with our ego getting in the way.…
Our ego is built to protect us,…to keep us from harm, and minimize psychological discomfort.…When we hear something we don't like,…or something that clashes with our view of ourselves,…
Watch this course to learn how to give and receive high-quality feedback. Whether it's with peers, managers, colleagues, team members, friends, or family, the same principles apply across the board. Author Gemma Leigh Roberts shows how to give effective feedback, ask for feedback, and use the responses you receive as a tool to improve personal performance. These tips will help lead you into a cycle of continuous development, and a growth mindset that can help propel your career and your relationships forward.
- Getting comfortable asking for feedback
- Overcoming blind spots
- Creating a growth mindset
- Giving effective and unbiased feedback