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Bad attendee

I recently attended a training. I will write the summary notes of that soon but first I need to own something…I’m a really bad attendee in trainings. Don’t get me wrong, I love to learn but I find myself struggling…

That’s just person x

Ever hear something similar to this statement: “That’s just Sarah. That’s just how she is.”? For example, I had a “request” to only deal with complaints every 5th one as “person x” was so important to the company and that was “just how…

Anonymous Extremists

People often remark that those who attend an Agile conference, are just drinking the kool-aid. I have never found this to be true, however, anyone expressing this opinion doesn’t bother me. Although this statement implies people can’t think for themselves…

Am I liked?

Not too long ago, I attended a conference session where the speaker said something like “I want you to walk out of here either loving or hating me”. This statement resonated with me. At the time, I chalked it up…

Reflection Pet Peeves

Ok, this round of pet peeves is centered on reflection. Specifically, when requesting someone to reflect on their growth/goals, unfortunately the results sometimes contain: Checklist:  “I facilitated team meetings”.  So what?  Of course you did, that’s your job.  What did…

Elements of Delivering Feedback

I recently received a lovely complement regarding my delivery of feedback to others.  I simply responded with thank you and that I’m truly motivated by helping others.  Yet, despite similar intentions, the results are not always as impactful from manager to manager.…

Work Performance Reviews

So this was a month spent focused on feedback.  I’ve saved the last post for the topic that I cringe with even more than anonymous feedback…performance reviews.  I said anonymous feedback was EVIL.  I will follow it with saying performance…

Work Feedback – Anonymous

For all the reasons I posted last week about anonymous feedback for conferences, I find work anonymous feedback to be…I’m just going to say it…EVIL. The concept in theory of anonymous 360 feedback is you get a complete and honest view…

Anonymous Feedback

To extend on last week’s post on feedback ratings for speakers, I want to spend a little time on the comments received on these feedback forms. I read every single form.  I flip them over to make sure I catch any…