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
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 […]Continue reading
Why Should You Follow Up with Feedback Providers?
You’ve just been a participant in a 360-degree survey and you have now received your feedback report outlining your strengths and weaknesses, what you do well, and where you can improve. While it can be scary to get that report, you are off to a great start on a journey to improve! As you put […]Continue reading
Microsoft Teams: What is the Best Way to Do Polls?
Have you struggled to find a good inexpensive or free polling tool to use in Microsoft Teams? With Microsoft Teams, what is the best way to do polls? We know plenty of people have struggled with this question, including ourselves. After discovering a great solution, we’ve shared this with a number of clients for whom […]Continue reading
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 […]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
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 […]Continue reading
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… […]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
How to Receive Feedback Graciously and Act on It Visibly
The week after my last article, “What is Your Best Advice for Me?” was published, my 11-year-old son and I did a short overnight backpacking trip. He was excited about sleeping in his hammock and using his new backpack. On the way up, a moose crossed the trail about 15 feet in front of us […]Continue reading