In a recent coaching conversation, my client told me that his CEO operates under the idea that feedback is a gift. I had just been talking to him about the importance of him giving his feedback directly and candidly to his employees. That resonated with him, and he recalled this sentiment from his CEO.
Feedback is indeed a gift, whether it’s feedback you’re excited to hear because it’s positive and reinforces something wonderful about you, or if it’s feedback you’re not so excited to hear. Welcome whatever you are given, and treat it like the gift it is. When you do this, you’ll find that you’ll grow faster and refine who you are.