The Book: Feedback Mentality

Think about where you are at this very moment. Look around the room, feel the chair that holds you up, feel your heart pulsating throughout your body, take in the air and everything that sustains you. Plant your feet firmly on the ground. You are here. Think about where you are. How did you get here? There was a series of people, experiences and decisions that have shaped who you are, how you feel and who you’ve become. It is feedback that helps us to understand the phenomenon of our journey. It is the feedback that shapes our thoughts, our thoughts become our narratives, and our narratives become the stories we tell ourselves, the stories we tell others and ultimately they becomes the story of our lives.

Libby Bray once said, “There’s no greater power on earth than story”. The stories we watch on television can take us on an emotional journey full of highs and lows but there’s always a lesson we can take from it. There are powerful stories and narratives that you have been playing in your mind that are guiding you to the next chapter of your life.

While feedback is a part of our everyday lives, many lack the necessary skills to leverage feedback around them to facilitate their growth and the growth of others. Chance are, you’ve given a lot of feedback to others and received a whole lot of feedback from others with little to no education or training on how to do so effectively. Because of this, it makes engaging in a feedback conversation uncomfortable and even risky as people recklessly fumble their way through sending and receiving feedback that can impact one’s self-esteem, relationships, performance, and quite literally, one’s life.

This book will take you on a journey of understanding the power of feedback and how you can use it to unlock and unleash your full potential.

Dr. Shanita Williams asks us to reconsider the concept of feedback; to understand what a powerful experience it can be when we welcome feedback into our lives. After all, we receive feedback nonstop every single day, many times throughout each day, without it being named as such.

Dr. Williams takes us through the process, invites us to consider the elements, and offers personal examples in the most relatable way. There’s a lot to learn here but it never feels like schooling. It’s more like the info you’ve been waiting for, even if you hadn’t been aware you were. This is a good read, and you’ll start seeing feedback in a whole new way – and it will benefit you greatly when you do.

Senior Content Director, Marketing