Brain Food: Your route to the top - How to get feedback

Ask for it. Regular, informal feedback is as important as six-monthly reviews. Scheduling regular catch-ups saves the embarrassment of having to ask repeatedly.

Express your desire to improve. Even better, specify exactly what flaws you want to work on. If your aims are clear, people are more likely to give you useful, detailed feedback.

Gather opinion from all perspectives - not just from your boss, but from direct reports, your peers and colleagues in different teams too. Watch for themes, and work on these first.

Choose an appropriate time and place. Make sure you both feel comfortable and focused.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8121



  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Become a subscriber

From £66 a quarter

  • Full access to
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine
  • Plus lots more, including our State of the Industry Report.

Choose a Package