Success is temporal. Wonder is eternal…
Getting a bad yearly review can feel like a gut punch. You feel like you've been working hard and doing what you've been asked, but it hits you that your leaders aren't happy about some things.
And you're not sure you agree. There are points on the review you think are questionable, or seem to be coming out of left field. You know your boss isn't out to get you, so how should you proceed?
While being tempted to disbelieve some, or even all, of a poor report is a natural reaction, simply discounting what they're telling you out of hand won't help. Ignoring what's being said can be a quick way to finding new job opportunities. So how do you process troublesome feedback when you get it?