- Sun, February 20 2011
- Filed under: Marketing essentials
I wish I’d said, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions,” but I didn’t. It was Ken Blanchard. It’s a great soundbite summarizing three things that are incredibly important yet incredibly hard.
1. Listening well.
2. Accepting feedback.
3. Evolving accordingly.
I guess that’s why feedback is the breakfast of champions. Like eating your Wheaties, it’s healthy—to know what you can do better. As a perfectionist, I find it painful at times, but tough news trumps hollow praise when it comes to personal growth. This also holds true for relationship building, organizational growth and donor relations. Ask for feedback. It makes you stronger.