November 16, 2016
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Nurturing a Growth Mindset

Candid feedback is one of the most powerful ways we can learn and improve, yet we’re hardwired to avoid it. It’s psychologically difficult both to give and receive criticism. Both sides have to embrace a level of vulnerability, and it requires people to care enough about each other to push past that barrier. Being comfortable with sharing feedback regularly and effectively is the best way for teams to develop a growth mindset.  

Done correctly, critical feedback is a powerful tool for improving performance and promoting personal and professional growth. Learning how to give it gracefully, how to receive it without crumbling, and how to change the way your organization handles the feedback loop can have a profound effect on your work and culture.

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Community Thoughts on Nurturing a Growth Mindset...

  1. 1. Feedback is a Gift Feedback has changed me. Not just because I’m trying to implement my colleagues’ suggestions about how to do my job better, but in terms of my outlook. Now, instead of being scared of it, I actively seek out feedback.
  2. 2. Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss I would argue that criticizing your employees when they screw up is not just your job, it’s actually your moral obligation.
  3. 3. Candor is Hard - The 4 Psychological Barriers to a Healthy Team-Feedback Culture Speaking up is hard. Speaking up candidly, consistently and thoughtfully is even harder. Just because you’re not hearing from your team, doesn’t mean they don’t have something to say. It’s much more likely they’re hitting one of the 4 barriers: motivation, mechanics, safety, or efficacy.
  4. 4. Level Up Your Organization with the Growth Feedback Framework Once everyone at a company or team is familiar with growth mindset and actively embraces the growth mindset, critical feedback becomes viewed more as learning opportunities than attacks on one’s performance or identity.
  5. 5. When Contempt Masquerades as Feedback, Nobody Wins Once everyone at a company or team is familiar with growth mindset and actively embraces the growth mindset, critical feedback becomes viewed more as learning opportunities than attacks on one’s performance or identity.

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