If you’re looking for job advice, you’ve come to the wrong place. Still, a recent column by the career coaches at Korn-Ferry, an organizational consulting and job placement firm, had some insights that might help stay you in recovery.
The article points out a recent poll that found that only 14% of employees strongly agreed that a performance review inspires them to improve and talks about how ignoring feedback can affect how your employer sees you: “Accepting and taking action on manager feedback could separate you from colleagues and show that you have the potential to be a leader,” says Korn Ferry Advance coach Soha Emam. Feedback is often about your blind spots, says Korn Ferry Advance coach Tiffinee Swanson. “If you’re not willing to work on those blind spots, it gives the impression that you don’t believe you need to improve, and employers will see that as a detriment,” she says.
So how does any of this matter once you’ve walked out of the door and headed home? Ignoring feedback from others in our lives can make it harder to accomplish important goals, including recovery. Have you and your Celebrate Recovery® Sponsor talked about a trouble area, but you’re just putting it to the side and not to dealing with it? Or, have you been struggling with a particular trigger without success, but have never asked others — such as your CR group leaders — for a different way to handle it?
Ignoring feedback from your boss is one thing, but we can also do the same when we try to connect to God. If we are honest with ourselves when we try to carry out Step 11 by reading the Bible, we will often read things that help us understand ourselves and why we do what we do. If we ignore that scriptural “feedback:”, we can remain trapped by that problem area. In fact, in the book of James in the Bible, James gives this exact same advice:
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
Not all feedback is good, healthy, or even accurate, so we need to carefully sort out the good from the bad. Still, if we ignore ALL of the feedback that might help us change, we can become blind, forgetting what we look like. Talking with others in your CR group, your sponsor, or your CR leaders and asking them for their feedback might be a good way to break through and get better vision on who you are and can become.
Original Article: https://www.kornferry.com/insights/this-week-in-leadership/4-ways-to-turn-year-end-feedback-into-action