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
Working from Home: How Are You Doing?
My friend asked me the other day, “How did you handle working from home all those years? I’m going stir crazy!” I’m grateful for my small apartment but I understood how she felt. In the beginning, it was a real adjustment for me too. I had to be creative with the space I had, and […]Continue reading
How to Explore, Share, and Act on Feedback – Part 3
Act on Feedback We have discussed how to explore and share feedback. Now it is time to act on the feedback. In Part 2 of this article, we discussed sharing your feedback with others. The act of sharing is the first step in acting on the results; however, it is not enough to make a […]Continue reading
How to Explore, Share, and Act on Feedback – Part 2
Exploring Leads to Sharing In Part 1 of this article, which focused on exploring feedback, we provided some tips about how to get comfortable with the feedback and not be too defensive. As you explore and learn about your feedback, it will naturally lead you toward sharing the results with others. Whom should you share your […]Continue reading
How to Explore, Share, and Act on Feedback – Part 1
My mom recently told me something that my siblings and I did during a very difficult time in her life that apparently left more of an impression on her than it did me. She was in her room, and the five of us kids walked in together, lined up from the oldest, who was about […]Continue reading
What Is the Best Process to Use for 360 Feedback?
Processes All my life, I have been interested in processes. At home, I have figured out the “best” way to load the dishwasher to fit the most dishes and get them the cleanest. (My wife isn’t convinced that my way is “best”, but she is happy as long as I’m doing the dishes.) At work […]Continue reading
Tips to Help 360 Participants Get Robust Report Data
Personal feedback can be such an uncomfortable subject! We do all we can to avoid being in the hot seat. It’s hard enough to try to break old habits when it comes to myself, but it’s even more difficult to try to convince others to accept feedback. While working with HR to launch a new […]Continue reading
What to Look for in a 360
I remember an initial call with a client who had no idea where to start in her search for a 360. It’s hard to forget the urgency and uncertainty in her voice–was her request feasible in such a short timeframe? She specified the survey had to launch as soon as possible for her executive leadership […]Continue reading
Six Guiding Principles for Receiving Feedback
We give a lot of attention to how to provide feedback to other people. We give less attention to how we should receive the feedback to help us improve. The following are six guiding principles that can help us receive feedback given to us. You can apply these principles to most situations in which you […]Continue reading
Why Does Feedback Matter?
Ignorance Is Not Bliss Have you ever looked in the mirror and discovered a little piece of spinach stuck in your teeth and then thought, “Has that been there since lunch? I’ve been talking to people all afternoon. Why didn’t anybody tell me about it?” If somebody had told you earlier that there was spinach […]Continue reading