Receiving Feedback

Associates I speak with often complain that they do not get enough constructive feedback on their work. But there is an art to eliciting feedback. It is important to be proactive about getting feedback because most people are unlikely to be honest with you about how you come across. David Maister offers some great suggestions. Here is a related article I wrote on responding to criticism. In a law firm setting, associates actually do get a fair amount of feedback. The problem is that the feedback they get is largely negative.

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