Performance Management / HR

Major Pitfalls To Avoid When Giving And Receiving Feedback [Podcast]

Feedback is a valuable gift that when delivered and received properly can lead to extraordinary success. For years, leaders have been taught to provide feedback in the form of a sandwich. Leaders learned to start with something positive, then provide the criticism, and then finish with something else positive to the recipient. Alison Whitmire, CEO Learning In Action explains that following this feedback method is just really bad advice.

In this episode of the Grow My Revenue Business Cast, Ian Altman interviews Alison Whitmire a legendary executive coach known for achieving amazing results with high performing executives. Alison shares three specific steps for the right way to deliver and receive proper feedback. She gives advice on how to prepare yourself for receiving feedback so your ego doesn’t get in the way of success. If you’ve ever struggled with how to give or receive meaningful feedback this is a must listen to episode.

Alison also explains the five areas of Emotional Intelligence that allow you to stay cool, calm and collected in stressful situations. She gives insight into EQ Profile, a remarkable assessment tool that reveals your internal experience (what we’re feeling and thinking internally) when you’re under stress or in conflict.

Ian concludes the episode with a quick recap of Actionable Steps you can take to deliver tangible, immediate results for your business.

Listen to this episode and discover:

  • What are the biggest mistakes people make when offering feedback to others?
  • How to set yourself up for feedback success, instead of feedback failure
  • What should be going through your head when you’re receiving feedback so your ego doesn’t get in the way?
  • The best way to stay calm, cool, and collected under stress
  • What is emotional intelligence and what can it do for you?
  • And so much more…

The Interview is also available on iTunes and Stitcher.

“Feedback is a gift. The advice for anyone receiving feedback is be curious, ask questions, say thank you.”

– Alison Whitmire, CEO Learning In Action

Alison Whitmire is a legendary executive coach known for achieving amazing results with high performing executives. Many elite CEOs attribute their success directly to working with Alison. Alison has organized three TEDx events, and is the person responsible for bringing Simon Sinek and his famous “Start With Why” talk to the stage.


Additional information Alison mentioned during the Interview.

EQ Profile: Is like an internal 360. This new assessment tool reveals your internal experience under stress or in conflict (not your behavior), what we’re feeling and thinking internally. It reveals your whole internal landscape when you’re under stress.

About The Program

The Grow My Revenue Business Cast with Ian Altman – Unconventional strategies for Selling, Innovation, and Leadership.

Ian Altman, a Vistage Speaker, interviews some of the brightest minds who share proven methods to help you achieve success and grow revenue with integrity.

As an internationally respected business expert, Ian draws on his experience as a former CEO of two decades to help people and organizations achieve their business objectives. Through his energetic and interactive talks, Ian engages audiences from beginning to end to ensure they leave with actionable take-away messages they can immediately put into practice.

Ian is a weekly contributor to and two-time bestselling author on how to successfully grow business with integrity.

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About the Author: Ian Altman

Ian Altman, CEO of Grow My Revenue, LLC, is a speaker, author, and strategic advisor. He brings energy and humor, backed by research and real

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  1. priscilla

    January 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Great intervew.

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