Episode 58: Accepting Criticism and Feedback Gracefully

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Byron Katie, best-selling author and creator of The Work of Byron Katie, shares her insights on how to hear and accept criticism from others.

Click here to hear Stever’s interview with Katie, "Saying an Honest ‘No’"

 

 

 

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Can you give me (audio) examples of criticism?

I’m writing a Get-it-Done Guy episode on criticism. I’d love to include some listener examples of criticism you’ve received in your own voice. It needs to be pretty short, and suitable for family listening. Real examples are preferred. For instance, “You just don’t know what you’re doing.” “Your suit looks great, if you’re  color-blind and have no taste.” etc.

Please call 866-WRK-LESS (866-975-5377) and leave your quote. I’ll use the best couple in the podcast. Please also leave your name and email address so I can contact you for permission.

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Giving feedback: is the “sandwich” valuable, or trite and ineffective?

Conventional wisdom has it that you should sandwich negative feedback between two pieces of positive feedback. You can read about “the hamburger method” here.

Shelle Rose Charvet points out that most people already know the method. Now, when they hear positive feedback, they simply bypass it and wait fo the shoe to drop (then they ignore the final piece of positive feedback, which is obviously just there to soften the negative feedback). She advocates giving feedback in a way that avoids direct negative statements yet still accomplishes the goal, to stimulate behavior change. You can read Shelle Rose Charvet’s “The Feedback Sandwich is Out to Lunch.”

What do you think? If I were to include a “giving feedback” method in the Get-it-Done Guy book, which do you think would be best to include?

Episode 15: Saying an Honest No, an interview with Byron Katie

Byron Katie, best-selling author and creator of The Work of Byron Katie, shares her insights on how to hear and accept criticism from others.

Click here to hear Stever’s interview with Katie, “Accepting Criticism Gracefully.”

 

Katie’s books

 

Videos of Katie

The YouTube videos that used to be embedded here are no longer on YouTube. To see many, many videos of Katie, search for BYRON KATIE on YouTube.