Research Output
How leaders can use negative feedback to their advantage.
  This short article explores how leaders can use negative feedback to their advantage by identifying their weaknesses and
turning them into strengths. In order to enable their peers to give them true feedback, leaders should nurture a safe
environment of trust where people are not afraid to share their honest opinion. Through the use of secondary data, the
author gives practical advice to business leaders on how to use negative feedback in order to improve their leadership
qualities. The article examines methods that leaders can use in order to turn criticism into a plan for personal growth and
The key conclusions of the article are that negative feedback should be embarrassed by leaders and it should be used as a
guide for becoming better at what they do. When receiving negative criticism, leaders should try to improve their work
performance and change in a positive and proactive manner. Finally, leaders should use negative feedback as a tool to
strengthen their relationship with their teams.

  • Type:


  • Date:

    31 August 2017

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  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

  • Funders:

    University of South Wales


Papasava, A. (2017). How leaders can use negative feedback to their advantage. International Journal of Business & Management, 5(8),



negative feedback, performance, leadership, criticism

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