If you are fortunate to have a boss that provides constructive feedback for you to integrate into your approach for work, leverage that information to grow. But If you have been given negative feedback, don’t fight back with emotions. And, don’t sit back and accept it as the total view of your work either. Be prepared to ask questions about how your boss arrived at these assessments of your work. Your best question: what would you have needed to see me do differently in order to meet your expectations? This forces a conversation on tasks, skills, behaviors and results and separates out personal style--one of the risky areas where bias can emerge. If you are delivering the results expected--meeting deadlines, productivity goals, or revenue targets, it’s important to ask your boss to review those results and ask if these were included in their assessment of you. If they’re unwilling to shift their evaluation, see your HR business partner to ask for support on how to navigate the situation. This isn’t a moment to sit back and just accept.
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