A Lesson on Feedback
The Importance of Giving and Receiving Feedback
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Stacey Rudnick about effectively giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. Feedback is an informative tool to have in our professional development toolbox, as such, Stacey spills the beans, or more applicably, the Oreos, on how feedback underscores the strengths and weaknesses necessary to improving our career performance. From being more specific when offering feedback to bulldozing those stubborn defensive walls, Stacey reminds us that feedback does not equate to judgement, instead, it mirrors the truth of our abilities. It’s only with an accurate reflection of ourselves that we can collect the information needed to become the confident, assertive leaders we are meant to be!
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Stacey Rudnick
Stacey Rudnick serves as the director of the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. In her role, Stacey provides MBA students with the tools to become the effective leaders necessary to business’ success. Prior to overseeing operations at the Center for Leadership & Ethics, Stacey served as director for MBA Career Management at UT Austin where she led 530 full-time and 600 executive working professional MBA students. She graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Duke University.
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- Healthy feedback 1:42
- Challenges and solutions 3:25
- Oreos belong everywhere...except in feedback 7:40
- Gender-bias and performance 11:32
- Building trust between managers and employees 15:00
- Deterring defensiveness 17:00
- Fixed vs. Growth Mindset 23:24
- Femme fact: Women in Comics 30:20
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Ethics Unwrapped at University of Texas (website)
- The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University (website)
- The secret to giving great feedback by LeeAnn Renninger (TED Talk)
- Harvard Business Review (news)
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “5 Ways to Create Space for Feedback” by Leanna Sauerlender
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