Inspiring Quotes about Feedback

quotes about feedback


“The best feedback is what we don’t want to hear.” – George Raveling


“The more feedback you give to people, the better it is, as long as the feedback is objective and not critical.” – Brian Tracy


“Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we’re on track or not, whether we’re on course or off course.” – Jack Canfield


“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” – Kenneth Blanchard


“Ask for feedback from people with diverse backgrounds. Each one will tell you one useful thing. If you’re at the top of the chain, sometimes people won’t give you honest feedback because they’re afraid. In this case, disguise yourself, or get feedback from other sources.” – Steve Jobs


“If you don’t get feedback from your performers and your audience, you’re going to be working in a vacuum.” – Peter Maxwell Davies


Criticism is driven by the frustration and fears of the giver, not from the needs of the recipient. The underlying assumption is that the recipient somehow “should know better” and needs to be set straight. The implied message is that the recipient’s intentions are questionable, that there is something wrong with the recipient that the giver of criticism knows how to fix. In criticism, the problem is all in the recipient.
In contrast, feedback has an air of caring concern, respect, and support. Far from being a sugar cookie, feedback is an honest, clear, adult to adult exchange about specific behaviors and the effects of those behaviors. The assumption is that both parties have positive intentions, that both parties want to be effective and to do what is right for the company and other people. Another assumption is that well-meaning people can have legitimate differences in perception. The person offering the feedback owns the feedback as being his reaction to the behavior of the other person. That is, the giver recognizes the fact that what is being offered is a perception, not absolute fact.Gary R. Casselman & Timothy C. Daughtry


“If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That’s enough.” – Shel Silverstein


“I’m vulnerable to criticism. Any artist is, because you work alone in your studio and, until recently, critics were the only way you’d get any feedback.” – Howard Hodgkin


“I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said ‘We saw your movie.’ ‘Which one?’ I said. He shouted ‘Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?” – Brad Pitt


“The key to learning is feedback. It is nearly impossible to learn anything without it.” – Steven Levitt


“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates


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