February 28, 2021

Richardson Column in The Free Lance-Star

UMW College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

UMW College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson’s latest column in The Free Lance-Star is entitled, “CONSIDER THE SOURCE.”

Say you just got some disturbing feedback through the back channels of your organization. According to this feedback, your latest decision was a knee-jerk reaction that was ill-informed. Based on what you’ve been told, you don’t have a brain in your head. If you did, how in the world could you think your decision was the right one? You are totally clueless.

You’re not feeling too good right now, are you? You’re probably doubting not only this decision, but every one you’ve ever made in your life.

But wait! What is the source of this feedback?

Why would that matter? Because you should always consider the source of feedback before beating yourself up—or, conversely, thinking you’re fabulous. Read more.