I started writing a post on feedback the other week because it’s something that comes back again and again as something we all struggle to do. Even if we’re giving feedback about how great something’s been we can still feel awkward and not deliver it well – is that a British thing? And then there’s the feedback when we’ve spotted something that, if changed, could help someone improve in some way. The supposed ‘negative’ feedback.
So I started with the post, and it grew, and it grew – limiting beliefs, our past, our present, our brain’s propensity to spot the bad, our ego….. I was chatting to Phil Willcox about it and that it might need to become a series of posts, when he had the awesome idea of having a #FeedbackCarnival in the same way that Steve Browne and Sukh Pabial have done before, and similar to Kate G-L‘s Advent blog series.
So, let’s see what amazing things we can discover, what breakthroughs we can inspire, what some combined brainpower can do to move away from feedback being such a ‘thing’ that we continue to struggle with.
To help guide your thinking I have a theme to follow….. “Feedback would happen all the time if…….”
All you have to do is –
- Write a post during April – either on your own site, or if you don’t have one I’m more than happy to put it on mine as a guest post – just email me the word doc of it
- Think of what would make it possible for feedback to happen all the time
- E-mail me a link to your post at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make sure you’re included in the final curation
- Use the hashtag #FeedbackCarnival when sharing on SoMe
Then I’ll curate around early May to share the insights – hopefully in time for the CIPD L&D Show – it could help with your thinking if you’re going there with a focus on management and leadership development.
I can’t wait to read them all! Happy writing 🙂
Thank you to Phil and Steve for helping make this happen.
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