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Who Should Give Feedback?

At LearningBridge, we are very big on helping people learn how to receive feedback graciously and act on it visibly. We also recognize that there is great value in learning how to give feedback well; however, in determining how best to give feedback, a key question can be overlooked regarding who should give feedback. Motivated […]

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Development vs. Performance Management

I recently had similar conversations with two different clients about using 360 survey data for the purpose of professional development vs. performance management. This is a relatively common issue that comes up. Most of the people we work directly with understand the distinction and the implications, but sometimes another individual in the organization is pushing […]

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Tips for Creating Survey Items – Part II

It may seem a little tangential, but I like this quote when I think about tips for creating survey items. “I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks… or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries… […]

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Are You Returning to an Office?

I venture to say that everyone’s work environment changed in some way over this last year. Many businesses were unable to remain open for an extended period. Many were fortunate to make adjustments and were able to remain open while employees worked from home or another remote location. I was blessed in that I have […]

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What Is Your Best Advice for Me?

When we work with clients on their own custom professional development survey, they often ask for our advice on survey items. In seeking our input, the easiest point for us to address is about potential open-ended questions. In most cases, an excellent choice is to ask something like, “What is your best advice for me […]

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Road Cyclist

What Is Your Feedback Frequency?

Shortly after moving to Arizona I noticed more people riding road bicycles than I had ever seen in Utah or Idaho. Talking with my retired uncle I found out he rode his bike several miles a day, multiple times a week. It got me thinking that cycling is something that I could do. On a […]

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Finding a Healthy Balance with Feedback

Sometimes we’ll pick and choose what feedback we want to listen to, and the rest of it goes out the other ear. Why bother with advice that doesn’t align with how we view ourselves? No one likes to be reminded of their weakness or blind spot even though the blind spot could be the very […]

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