Ep #25: How to Get Good at Receiving Feedback

Copy of podcast episode images (9)

For most managers receiving feedback on performance is really tough.  You don't like how it makes you feel.  So you don't actively go out and pursue it.  Maybe you wait until your performance review.  Or you wait for your boss to approach you and ask questions about your long-term goals.  Or you receive feedback and then beat yourself up about it for 3 weeks afterwards.  That's all normal.  And it simply means you haven't developed the skills yet to be good at receiving feedback.

On today's episode, I am sharing with you those skills so you can start getting good at receiving feedback today.  I am I debunking feedback myths like asking for feedback only opens the door to have your boss criticize you.  Or if my boss has something to tell me, he will tell me.  Or my boss is too busy to sit down and listen to what I want from my career.

I give you examples of quick wins my clients have received just by starting the conversation with their boss.  You'll learn how you can make it a monthly practice with your boss.  You'll know how to ask better questions.  And I will even show you how I run 360 feedback sessions for all of my clients.

Getting good at receiving feedback plays a critical role in your success at the senior leadership level and today I am showing you how to start doing it.

I'm offering a free Live webinar series on "How the Biggest Career Advancements are Made During Times of Crisis." If you want to develop the skills I teach you on my podcast so that you can finally get the recognition you deserve, sign up at stacymayer.com/crisiswebinar and learn how.  There are limited spots, so don't hesitate to sign up.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why asking for feedback sets you up to succeed, not fail
  • Why it's especially challenging to solicit feedback at the middle management level
  • Quick wins you should expect to receive once you start the conversations
  • How to ask better questions so it's not "all about you"
  • What you can begin to do on your own even before you hire a coach for a more formal 360 review

Listen to the Full Episode:

Featured on the Show:

Full Transcript:

About Your Host


Hi, I’m Stacy Mayer, a Leadership Coach for emerging executives who are ready to take their career to the next level or seeking more fulfillment in their current organizational roles.

I help corporate managers reposition themselves to advance their careers, build confidence in their ability to solve problems in real-time, and step into their higher leadership potential so they can make a bigger impact in their organizations.

And I can help you do that too!

Enjoy the Show?