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Feedback (and Other Dirty Words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It

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A practical and irreverent guide to taking the sting out of feedback and reclaiming it as a motivating, empowering experience for everyone involved.

Feedback: the mere mention of the word can make our blood pressure rise and our defenses go up. For many of us, it's a dirty word that we associate with bias, politics, resentment, and self-doubt. However, if we take a step bac
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Vanessa Princessa
I read this thanks to Blinkist.

boring

It’s funny though - after a book about feedback I get asked about feedback from Blinkist. Perfect timing 😉😉

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For too many of us, feedback is a dirty word. When we think of feedback, we think of something gruesome. But it doesn’t have to be. When it’s done right, feedback can be the best driver of personal and business growth. By learning to make feedback frequent, fair and focused,
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Lisa
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ll start by saying Chandler does a good job showing how we tend to bungle feedback – both when giving and when receiving it. She’s definitely researched the topic and offers good examples to back up her points. Anyone reading this should have a better understanding about why feedback is important and why we should strive to be more proactive in ensuring we use it and receive it wisely. My only beef with the book is a statement she makes about ditching various tools we use to create feedback op ...more
Felipe CZ
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A guide to giving and receiving feedback.If you get vague statements, it is better to ask "could you share an example of when you noticed this?" or maybe "could you explain the impact this had?" or "what is the thing I should be doing more of?". So by seeking and making feedback frequent, and focused, we can turn it into a positive force for growth.
Jim
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This book is an honest and clear view of feedback, why we fear it and how we can change this fear into useful information. A light, easy read with a poignant message for leaders and followers alike regardless of organization or position. It is the start of a movement to lessen our fear of feedback.
Rebecca Elizondo
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This is an excellent book to read if you are interested in growing either your team or yourself. I can genuinely say that it helped me with my view on feedback and gave me a lot of great tips I can use with the team.
Dan Mingo
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This a great read on how most people view feedback. Good illustrations lined out with various scenarios. Good read overall.
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