Brian Binke, CEO of The Birmingham Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Wall Street Journal, The Rare Workers Who Thrive on Negative Feedback

Plano, TX 9/13/2018

By: Sue Shellenbarger

Many people hate getting negative feedback and avoid dishing it out too, fearing it will spark anger, dejection or even tears.

But some people actually want and even seek out criticism at work. Who are these people?

Brian Binke, president and CEO of Birmingham Group, a Berkley, Mich., executive search firm, has formed longstanding friendships with several other search-firm owners. “We challenge each other to do better,” Mr. Binke says. When he asked recently for feedback on how he was managing costs, his colleagues’ critique led him to change how he assigned duties to some staffers.

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