The Women in Leadership team invite you to a “no-prep” virtual session to discuss “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well” by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. An introduction to the session with questions to ponder are below to enhance our discussion.
Please register here by COB, Friday, September 20, 2019.
We look forward to a thoughtful and reflective dialogue.
We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development—but we dread it and often dismiss it.
That’s because receiving feedback sits at the junction of two conflicting human desires. We do want to learn and grow. And we also want to be accepted just as we are right now. Thanks for the Feedback is the first book to address this tension head-on. It explains why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging and offers a powerful framework to help us take on life’s blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace.
The business world spends billions of dollars and millions of hours each year teaching people how to give feedback more effectively. Stone and Heen argue that we’ve got it backward and show us why the smart money is on educating receivers— in the workplace and in personal relationships as well.
Questions to ponder:
1. Think of a time when you received feedback eliciting a visceral response.
2. How long did you hold onto the response?
3. Did you over or under-react?