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25 Quotes on Feedback

25 Quotes on Feedback

Feedback Strategy:

Feedback is like a wedding gift.  You say thank you.  Then you keep it and use it and display it in your home.  Or you re-gift it.  Or you return it.  Or you only bring it out when the gifter visits.  It’s your choice – make good choices.

“1. “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

2. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” – Elon Musk

3. “Everything in my environment is offering me feedback, if I will only listen.” – Sharon Weil

4. “True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.” – Daniel Kahneman

5. “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill

6. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha

7. “The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” – Sydney J. Harris

8. “Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.” – Joyce Brothers

9. “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” – Marilyn vos Savant

10. “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” – Carl Jung

11. “To become more effective and fulfilled at work, people need a keen understanding of their impact on others and the extent to which they’re achieving their goals in their working relationships. Direct feedback is the most efficient way for them to gather this information and learn from it.” – Ed Batista

12. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” – Carol Dweck

13. “Average players want to be left alone. Good players want to be coached. Great players want to be told the truth.” – Doc Rivers

14. “If you reject feedback, you also reject the choice of acting in a way that may bring you abundant success.” – John Mattone

15. “Feedback is only valuable if the person giving it knows what they are talking about; feedback from an idiot is white noise that will damage you and from which you will learn nothing.” – Phil Beadle

16. “Treat feedback as a gift rather than as a slap in the face.” – Frank Sonnenberg

17. “There is a difference between judgment and feedback. Your critics use you as a mirror for their own hidden darkness. Your teachers hold up a mirror to yours.” – Vironika Tugaleva

18. “Neither care too much nor too little about the feedback of others.” – Miles Anthony Smith

19. “There is no failure. Only feedback.” – Robert Allen

20. “It’s not a proper feedback if it’s given to flatter and/or belittle someone. True feedback should be given to empower someone perform better.” – Assegid Habtewold

21. “The culture the leader creates impacts the feedback a leader receives.” – Ron Edmondson

22. “In the best classrooms, grades are only one of many types of feedback provided to students.” – Douglas Reeves

23. “Critics only make you stronger. You have to look at what they are saying as feedback. Sometimes the feedback helps, and other times, it’s just noise that can be a distraction.” – Robert Kiyosaki

24. “Don’t solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you’re just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning.” – Sara Blakely

25. “When we make progress and get better at something, it is inherently motivating. In order for people to make progress, they have to get feedback and information on how they’re doing.” – Daniel Pink


— Give at least five times more positive feedback than negative.

— Give feedback soon after the behavior you want to respond to.

— Pick the moment when both of you are in the right frame of mind.

— Keep it private. Feedback is not a spectator sport.

— Prepare. Take the time to organize what you want to say.

— Avoid generalities. Cite specific examples.

— Focus on the issue or behavior, not the person.

— Pay attention to body language. Adjust your feedback accordingly.

— Keep it simple. Don’t focus on too many things at once.

— End on a positive note.”



Posted on: June 30, 2020, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized