The Power of Feedback

Remember: Feedback is given to individuals with high potential who are unaware of the behaviour that is hindering performance.  Feedback is thus one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement and it is therefore typically positive, but the impact on the receiver can either be positive or negative. This is based on two things:

  1. The interpretation the receiver gives to the Feedback.
  2. The manner in which the giver presents the Feedback.

It is important that the giver has to identify a need or prompt from the recipient before giving his/her Feedback. In a situation where this doesn’t exist the receiver may take the Feedback as a form of criticism.

We have to understand that Feedback ensures that we have a mirror put in front of us that allows us to know correct things based on the gift of awareness.

Give this gift of awareness to someone… Today