From time to time we have all had to deal with negative feedback. In most cases, this usually sends us all into a negative spiral. Thoughts of how you will negatively retort and how to gain one upmanship automatically spring to mind.
Having been in this situation a few times in recent months, I have taken solace from the positive elements of any negative feedback. For example, you are told that you hold weakness in a specific area of the role you currently undertake. Being positive, ask what you need to do to improve any shortcomings. In the current economic climate, many of you will be facing cutbacks and seeing your roles disappear. Remaining absolutely positive, the right positive attitude will ensure you dust yourself down and take affirmative action to search for pastures new.
Remembering always that negative feedback is another form of positive constructive feedback.