How To Handle Criticism Lunch Talk in South Africa

Welcome to our How To Handle Criticism Lunch Talk in South Africa! Join us for an insightful discussion on how to effectively handle criticism in the workplace and turn it into an opportunity for personal and professional growth. In this talk, we’ll explore strategies for receiving feedback gracefully, responding constructively to criticism, and using feedback to enhance performance and achieve success.

Handling criticism is an essential skill for career development and personal growth. Whether you’re receiving feedback from colleagues, supervisors, or clients, this talk will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to handle criticism with confidence and professionalism.

Talk Objectives:

  1. Understanding the Purpose of Feedback:
    Gain insights into the purpose and importance of feedback in the workplace, including its role in improving performance, fostering learning and development, and driving continuous improvement.
  2. Receiving Feedback Gracefully:
    Learn how to receive feedback gracefully and without defensiveness, including techniques for active listening, maintaining an open mind, and seeking clarification or additional context when necessary.
  3. Responding Constructively to Criticism:
    Discover strategies for responding constructively to criticism, including acknowledging the feedback, expressing appreciation for the input, and asking for specific suggestions or recommendations for improvement.
  4. Separating Feedback from Self-Worth:
    Explore techniques for separating feedback from self-worth and reframing criticism as an opportunity for growth and development rather than a personal attack.
  5. Learning from Feedback:
    Discover how to extract valuable insights and lessons from feedback, including identifying patterns and trends, recognising areas for improvement, and developing action plans for growth and development.
  6. Implementing Feedback Effectively:
    Learn how to implement feedback effectively by setting SMART goals, soliciting support and resources as needed, and tracking progress and outcomes over time.
  7. Seeking Feedback Proactively:
    Explore the importance of seeking feedback proactively from a variety of sources, including peers, mentors, and supervisors, and learn how to use feedback to enhance self-awareness and performance.
  8. Building Resilience:
    Discover strategies for building resilience in the face of criticism, including cultivating a growth mindset, practising self-compassion, and focusing on continuous learning and improvement.
  9. Creating a Feedback-Friendly Culture:
    Learn how to create a feedback-friendly culture within your organisation, including promoting psychological safety, providing regular opportunities for feedback and reflection, and celebrating successes and learning opportunities.
  10. Continuous Improvement:
    Explore the importance of continuous improvement in handling criticism, and learn how to reflect on your experiences, seek feedback from others, and iterate on your approach to become more resilient and effective over time.

Ready to master the art of handling criticism with grace and professionalism? Register now to secure your spot at this valuable and empowering lunchtime talk!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from feedback experts, share best practices with peers, and gain the confidence and skills you need to turn criticism into a catalyst for growth and success.

More Information:

Duration: 60 minutes

Fees: $1299.97 USD $679.97 USD

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