The Four Cornerstones of Feedback – Summary

Feedback helps to shape who we are. Sincerely delivered, specific and supportive feedback can help identify previously unseen areas for development, expose us to new ideas and empower us to strive towards our potential, creating strong relationships in the process. Conversely, feedback that is insincere, ill-constructed or overly critical can demotivate and disenfranchise individuals, even permanently damage – or altogether destroy – relationships.

The Four Cornerstones of Feedback – Part 4/4

Whether we are giving or receiving feedback, let us be like that third colleague: timely, sincere and keen to both share and receive ideas. The way in which we communicate in our workplaces and homes - and the timely nature in which we address rapidly evolving situations - will be a key factor in overall productivity and success.

The Four Cornerstones of Feedback – Part 3/4

I am confident much of the feedback delivered in our workplaces and homes is well-intentioned, but can lack sensitivity, specificity and ideas as to how it can be applied. As we carefully consider the feedback we both deliver and receive, it is my hope that we will be both more attentive to the opportunities we give others to grow and how diligent we are in implementing the feedback we receive.

The Four Cornerstones of Feedback – Part 1/4

Feedback helps to shape who we are. Sincerely delivered, specific and supportive feedback can help us identify previously unseen areas for development, expose us to new ideas and empower us to strive towards our potential, creating strong relationships in the process. Conversely, feedback that is insincere, ill-constructed or overly critical can demotivate and disenfranchise individuals, even permanently damage - or altogether destroy - relationships.