“What should I do if my manager gives me only positive feedback?” We often hear a variation of this question when we present “Feedback Jiu-Jitsu: The Art of Receiving Feedback”. Receiving positive feedback sounds like a dream come true. Yet, it can be hard to grow from positive feedback. Our objective with Feedback Jiu-Jitsu is […]Continue reading
Author Archive: Trevor Johnson
Should I Focus my Development Efforts on my Strengths or Weaknesses?
If the question is “Should I focus my development efforts on my strengths or weaknesses?” our answer is “YES” or at least you should consider doing both. Identify a strength where you can become truly exceptional, propelling your career forward. Identify a weakness that may be a derailer or disqualifier that if not addressed will […]Continue reading
How to Reflect on Feedback
Feedback is a big part of our daily lives. It can be oral, written, informal, formal, descriptive, evaluative, peer, and self-assessed. When we talk about feedback at LearningBridge, we often refer to its use in a formal setting as part of a “Generative Feedback Process”. Having gone through the process of gathering feedback, how do […]Continue reading
1% Better for a Big Impact
A few months ago I heard an interesting story from James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, about the British cycling team that has a recipe for success. It began more than a century ago. At one point the team was performing so poorly that at least one bicycle manufacturer wouldn’t even sell bikes to the team […]Continue reading
Reinforce Your Competency Model with a 360 Survey
A few years ago I was asked to read a book for work as we were implementing some new operating procedures. One part spoke about “Vision” and how it is important for the whole company to have the same one. The book presented an example. Upper-level management of a company was asked what they thought […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Brace for Impact! Two Tips to Manage Feedback
My wife and I had just finished getting some groceries when we were in our car stopped at a light waiting to exit the parking lot. It was winter in Idaho, and it was snowing. I was watching the traffic and noticed a car that was coming towards us with the blinker on. As it […]Continue reading
Help Your Team with Their Goals
Growing up I lived in the same house until I left for college. I remember my dad catching the bus down the street, and taking it to the station for the train into San Francisco. When I entered college, I thought I would be in the same job for a long time after I graduated. […]Continue reading