Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 12: The Importance of Taking Feedback the Right Way

One of the biggest career killers I saw in the executive engineering positions I had was people not able to take feedback. Engineers tend to have issues with both pride and arrogance, so they are notoriously poor at taking career feedback. Hence, many careers flatline because the person never improves because they can never accept that they are doing something wrong. This is a huge opportunity for the wise engineer. A way for you to differentiate yourself from the pack is to be a person who listens to feedback, takes it with apprecition, and then makes adjustments accordingly. It is as simple as that . . . accept feedback and change. It is not that hard.

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