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How To Use It Constructively: The Art, Science, and Practice

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"Everybody needs feedback, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than paying a trainer. " ~ Doug Lowenstein


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Three Types of Feedback

  • Positive

  • Constructive

  • Negative ... More


The Four Principles of Natural Selling

  • Feeding Back What You Think You Heard....

Selling Is Problem Solving

Synergistic Selling: 3 Pillars

Two Kinds of Feedback by Origin

  • External feedback

  • Internal feedback

NLP Technology of Achievement

There is No Failure Only Feedback

How do you react when, in your opinion, things go wrong? Do you:

  • persist in doing the same thing over and over until, if ever, you get it right? or

  • think it over and decide what you can do differently for a better result next time?

Don't wait for others to change start change with yourself. If what you're doing isn't working, do something different. Learning from feedback means that you are more likely to be flexible rather than rigid in your dealings with yourself and others.

NLP Technology of Achievement

How You Can Make Good Use of Feedback1

  • Take notice of feedback in all its forms put all feedback in a curiosity frame: ask yourself how you can use it to avoid failures, or to repeat successes

  • If what you are doing isn't working, be inventive do something different... More


Learning SWOT Questions

  • What went unexpectedly well and why?

  • Are there any new directions to be explored?... More

Managerial Communication

  • Ensuring: Use feedback to make certain that communication has become understanding and consensus.... More

Customer-driven Innovation

7 Practice Tips

12 Effective Leadership Roles

  • Bring out the best in your people; have common touch with them; coach and provide feedback... More

Definition of Feedback

Feedback is the process of presenting to individuals your observations and understanding of what they have done, how they did it and what they achieved6 in order to improve their performance.

Steve Jobs' 12 Rules of Success

  1. Ask for feedback. Ask for feedback, from people with diverse backgrounds. Each one will tell you one useful thing. If you're at the top of the chain, sometimes people won't give you honest feedback because they're afraid. In this case, disguise yourself, or get feedback from other sources. Focus on those who will use your product listen to your customers first... More

Yin and Yang of Communication

Yin-Yang  of Effective Listening

Life-Business Synergy

Learn from feedback, rediscover and reinvent... More

The 10 Key Project Leader Skills

  • Ability to accept criticism, feedback, and input from others... More

TRIZ 40 Principles

Introduce feedback (referring back, cross-checking) to improve a process or action.

If feedback is already used, change its magnitude or influence... More

10 Roles of an Inspirational Leader

  1. Coach and train your people to greatness. Empowerment alone is not enough. You must train and coach your people to enhance their learning ability and performance. Coaching is the key to unlocking the potential of your people, your organization, and yourself. It increases your effectiveness as a leader. As a coach, you must help your people grow and achieve more by inspiring them, asking effective questions and providing feedback. Find the right combination of instructor-led training and coaching follow-ups to achieve success... More

Finding the Difference that Makes the Difference

If two situations or processes seem very similar but have different outcomes, it is important to look for any differences between them, and then to find out which of those differences is the key to the different outcome. "Often the difference that makes the difference can be quite small and easily overlooked, especially if it's part of our every-day life. When you know what makes the difference, you know what's going on and how to change things if you chose, both in your professional life and personally".1

Three Guiding Principles for Constructing Your Success

Being creatures of pattern and habit, we unknowingly achieve success and construct our failures. Taken together, the three NLP guiding principles

  1. failure is not an accident

  2. feedback is the foundation of success; and

  3. success has a structure

can help you change old habits of thinking and your success hit rate. Once you have taken these three guiding principles on board, you will have at hand a valuable source of information - an effective prescription for exactly the progress you desire. "These three principles make it possible to turn what we used to think of as setbacks into success, get the feedback we need in order to know what to do next, and figure out the key factors we need to get right if we are to succeed".1

Body Language Your Emotional Feedback

"Body language accounts for more than half of what other people respond to and make assumptions about when they connecting with you. And more often than not, you're not consciously thinking about it. By becoming conscious, you're 50 ahead of the game."5

 Case in Point  Dell Inc.

Dell start their innovation process with asking their customers, "What would you really want this thing to do? Is there a different way to accomplish that?" Then they meet with their suppliers and ask, "Can we do this in a different way?" Then they try to come up with a totally different approach that exceeds the original objectives.

10 Commandments of Innovation

To continually bring information from the outside world into Dell, with an eye toward staying as competitive as they can, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of the Dell Computer Corporation uses a variety of innovative approaches. He says, "I also enjoy roaming around outside the company to see what people think of us. On the Web, nobody knows I'm a CEO. I'll hang out in chatrooms where actual users commonly chat about Dell and our competitors. I listen to their conversations as they discuss their purchases and their likes and dislikes. It's a tremendous learning opportunity."1... More

Smart Executive

Effective Coaching: Bad Feedback vs. Good Feedback

Bad Feedback: Demotivates, focuses on blame; creates defensiveness and confrontation

Food Feedback: Encourages, focuses on improvements achieved or possible; creates trust and cooperation... More

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Bad Feedback vs. Good Feedback: Helpful Hints...

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Learning from Market Feedback...

Test Marketing Your New Product...

Observing People...

Listening To Emotions...

 Case in Point  3M...

 Case in Point  Google...







  1. The NLP Coach, Ian McDermott and Wendy Jago

  2. "Neuro-Linguistic Programming In A Week", Mo Shapiro

  3. The Tao of Coaching, Max Landsberg

  4. "Direct from Dell", Michael Dell with Catherine Fredman

  5. "How To Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less", Nicholas Boothman

  6. "How To Be Better at Delegation and Coaching", Tony Atherton

  7. "Making a Difference", Bruce Nixon

  8. "Natural Selling," Michael Oliver

Feedback Is Your Elevator To Success

Bad Feedback vs. Good Feedback

Constructive Feedback

Learning SWOT Questions

Best Practices

People Skills

Bad Feedback vs. Good Feedback

4 Types of Opinions that Matter

Effective Listening

12 Rules of Effective Listening

12 Active Listening Tips

Effective Leadership

10 Roles of An Inspirational Leader