Cube dweller or freelancer, how well you handle feedback affects your professional brand.
My ability to take feedback has always been one of my professional value props. (I grew up in an ‘honest’ family.) But these past few months, I’ve been working elbows to elbows with two graphic designers, who are polar opposites when it comes to handling critique on their work.
Watching these two in action side by side has given me some new pointers to up my feedback-taking game. And I’m happy to share them with you.
Note: When I refer to these creative colleagues, I’m obviously not going to use their real names. So I’ll call them Gandalf and Saruman. Personal preference.