How Do You Turn a Painful Sunburn into a Teaching Moment?

Jo Ilfeld | Feedback |Executive Leadership Coach| How to Learn from the past to be Preventative

This week’s learning snack is inspired by my daughter’s unfortunate mishap. After she suffered a really nasty sunburn the other week, I took good care of her burn but at the same time I talked to her about how this painful incident will change how she thinks about sunscreen in the future. That instead of being a pain in the butt, it’s something that will prevent her from experiencing that level of pain again.

It made me think about a lot of my clients and the leaders I work with. Do you really set up feedback listening systems where you get feedback and you immediately put it into action to make things better? To take steps to prevent it so that the next time you’re not in the same situation crying about how it’s not working and that this feels horrible

Watch this video to learn a great tip you can start using in your meetings or workplace to get feedback easily and immediately.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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