Every now again someone gives you some feedback that in one way or another completely stumps you. My own particular favourite was someone who wrote on their workshop evaluation sheet “Tim is very tall”!
When faced with something as left-field as this, what are your options?
Continue reading “Four things to do with surprising feedback”
I love music. Quite a wide range of music. Listening to and performing music helped me through some pretty miserable teenage years and at one point I toyed with the idea of being a professional. Somewhere along the line however, I realised I just wasn’t good enough and eventually I established a career in developing people instead.
Recently, I heard a story about a professional saxophone player that brought these two worlds together. Continue reading “Sweet (and not so sweet) music”
There’s a lot written about how to make feedback constructive. It is, or at least should be, one of the first things new managers learn. But sometimes, even the most well-considered comments fall on deaf ears or provoke an unexpectedly strong reaction. Continue reading “I’m really not very interested in your feedback at the moment, thank you”