Stay motivated when feedback is scarce

According to Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Blake Ashforth, who is the Horace Steele Arizona Heritage Chair, in his book, Role Transitions in Organizational Life: An Identity-Based Perspective, our sense of self is largely rooted in how other people perceive us. This is what makes limited feedback and fewer kudos so challenging for many of us.

In this story published June 2, 2020, in the Harvard Business Review:

In the absence of hearing, “I really value your creative input” or even “We couldn’t have won this pitch without you!” we tend to question who we are and the value we bring. “Am I really a team player,” you may think to yourself, “if I’m not hearing much from my team?



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