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Listen, Listen, Listen

In Glade Holman’s article, “How to Accept Difficult Feedback”, his second point is “Listen, Listen, Listen.” He stresses the idea that you need to let feedback providers say what they want to say. Here are three points that can help you actually listen. 1. Don’t Think about How You Will Respond Basically, you need to […]

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How to Find Out What Your Boss Expects of You

Are you uncertain about what your boss expects of you? Are you unsure whether you’re focusing on what your boss thinks is most important? I’ll share some tips on how to find out what your boss expects of you. I previously wrote an article geared toward managers to help them make sure their employees know […]

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The #1 Way to Keep Receiving Feedback

To get feedback, you first need to ask for it. However, getting feedback and continually receiving feedback are different skills. The #1 way to keep receiving feedback is to simply listen, or as we say, “Receive the feedback graciously.” What does this look like? Have you ever had somebody ask for your advice, but after […]

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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. We talked about using 360 survey data for the purpose of professional development vs. performance management. This is a fairly common issue that comes up. Most of the people we work directly with understand the distinction. However, sometimes another person in the company is pushing for […]

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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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Do You Know What Is Expected of You?

“Do you feel like you know what is expected of you?” That is one of my favorite questions to ask employees because it can lead to a lot of clarity. First, I should acknowledge that I encountered this question while reading, How to be a Great Boss, by Gino Wickman. While I appreciated the whole […]

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