Business Mentoring Series — Using Feedback to Stay Relevant with Kory Kogon


This episode is available now!

Log in to watch.

Log In

On last week’s episode of the Business Mentoring Show, Fran and Kory discussed the importance of having innovative employees – from the front line worker all the way up to upper level management. This week, they look at the importance (and the difficulty) of listening to honest feedback and it’s impact in remaining relevant.

The stakeholders are the key to keeping any business relevant. A successful business is focused on those stakeholders and what they have to say, rather than just looking strictly at money. Those stakeholders include customers, associates, partners, and your own version of a board of directors—the people outside the business you go to for advice and an outsider’s perspective. But it’s not easy to take feedback, especially when people are telling you something you don’t want to hear. When constructive criticism comes your way, it’s important to get out of a defensive, reactive posture and instead approach problems with an open mind and thoughtful consideration.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Who the stakeholders in your business are
  • Why it is so difficult to take negative feedback
  • How to use the executive function to manage the reactive brain and the thinking brain

See a 1 minute preview of this week’s episode below:

Members can log in to see the full episode this Thursday at 8:30 pm ET.

Good news! This week's episode's on us.

And a boatload of on-demand episodes, too.

Get 2 Months Free

[latest_posts header=”Business Mentoring Archives” limit=”” category=”17″]

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens is the Head Writer and Editor for Tarkenton Companies, and the Editor of With a background in journalism and publishing, Edwin received a 2008 South Carolina Press Association Award for reporting. Developing, producing, and maintaining content across multiple websites, Edwin focuses on helping small business owners find the right match of voice, audience, and medium for every message.