How to accept constructive feedback

Last month, Joe Takash, the president of Victory Consulting, discussed the importance of feedback and offered four tips to giving good, constructive feedback.

In his latest Smart Connection video, “How to accept constructive feedback,” Takash tackles the other side of the coin. Most of us haven’t been taught the guidelines for feedback and even if we have, emotion and ego can still be an impediment to growth.

So, when people provide you feedback, here are Takash’s suggestions:

1. Try not to take it personally

2. Thank people for the feedback

3. Clarify what you don’t understand

4. Provide your perspective on what you’re heard

Watch the video in its entirety here.

Joe Takash is the president of Victory Consulting, a Chicago-based executive and organizational development firm. He advises clients on leadership strategies and has helped executives prepare for $3 billion worth of sales presentations. He is a keynote speaker for executive retreats, sales meetings and management conferences and has appeared in numerous media outlets. Learn more at