“O wad some Power the giftie gie us, To see oursels as others see us! (Scottish dialect)” — Robert Burns
“Oh would some Power the gift give us, To see ourselves as others see us. (Modern English)” — Robert Burns
Feedback is not merely someone’s opinion. Rather, feedback tells you how you are doing. It is the cornerstone of leadership because it steers improvement. True, most of us dislike unfavorable feedback, especially if it is unjustified. Nevertheless, if we treat feedback as information, rather than judgement, it is the foundation of our own transformation. The goal is learning. And improvement means adjusting our behavior, and techniques, based on performance.