Leadership

Body Language & Feedback

June 8, 2018

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Body Language & Feedback

Imagine that you’re getting feedback from a co-worker or supervisor. What does your body language communicate about your state of mind? Today, you will get feedback. Today, you will hear things you’d rather not have heard. How are you going to respond to this stuff?

Some of us are great with our words, but our facial expressions, body stance, and tone of voice give our true feelings away. Let me tell you a story: My wife and I were dating in college. One day she looked at me and said, “Stop making that noise!” I responded, “What noise?” She told me that whenever I hear something, I don’t like, I will expel a heavy breathe slowly out of my mouth. She said, “If you don’t like what I said, tell me! Don’t just sit there heavy breathing.” Until she said something, I had no idea that I did this when I heard something I didn’t want to hear. I asked some friends, and they said, “You always do that.”

My takeaway to you is this: How do you physically respond to feedback (and more importantly feedback you don’t want to hear)? I found a couple of articles online that offer some pretty great tips for you.

Outside Links:
35 Body Language Secrets

Body Language Mistakes to Avoid

Why a Manager’s Body Language Matters

Nick Farr has been in ministry since 2005. He and his family have lived in Tucson, AZ for the past 5 years and serve at Pantano Christian Church first as a youth pastor and now as the Campus Experience Pastor. Nick serves on the teaching team and preaches on a regular basis. He's been married since 2005 to Laura and has two daughters, Grace and Glory.
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