Ep. 409 – Overcoming the Fear of Feedback with Dr. Therese Huston

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Feedback — both giving and receiving it — is such an integral part of life. These are often the pivotal moments that define our futures. So why do so many of us suck at feedback… and how do we get better? Therese Huston, a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, literally wrote the book on feedback. “Let’s Talk” blends research with personal stories that share how to say what needs to be said in a way that people hear what they need to hear. And remote work makes things more complicated with a new set of etiquette that we haven’t mastered yet! So, let’s learn to make the most of feedback moments so that we can do our best work and lift others up as well.

We also talk about:

  • The difference in digital feedback
  • The negativity bias and how to combat it when giving feedback
  • The nuances between different communication methods
  • How we wrap up our identity in our work
  • Why we dread giving and receiving feedback
  • Handling feedback during short-term relationships
  • Creating a culture of feedback
  • How to best integrate feedback in your life



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