Every smartphone these days comes with an app to play music. What artists and genres dominate your playlists these days? What kind of music most inspires you? Soothes you? Irritates you? Distracts you? What songs fill you with hope, peace and draw you into a passionate pursuit for creativity?
I'll be honest, I love Christmas music. I have over 1,100 songs in my Christmas playlist. I can't help but start playing the iconic tunes early in November. On the other hand, I despise most, if not all, Country music (the one exception is Christmas music with a country twang to it). I still love listening to the songs, artists and genres that captured my heart in the 80's and 90's. I'm a huge fan of compelling soundtracks and am convinced that I was born in the wrong generation because I adore the "Oldies!"
Have you ever noticed that Feedback is a lot like music? Like the perfect tune with captivating lyrics, sometimes feedback causes us to soar to new heights and imagine the miraculous. On the other hand, feedback that stings can grate on our hearts like that horrific country music that damages my eardrums every time I am subjected to its torturous melodies.
This app is designed to help you learn to give and receive feedback in ways that will create a lifelong journey of learning from others and when mastered, it can create amazing teams that are unified and healthy. It's not easy, but it can be learned!
Consider the level of feedback you are currently being offered. How is that feedback contributing to your leadership development?
Of the three kinds of feedback: Appreciation, Coaching and Evaluation ... Which do you most desire in this season? Consider which kind is most vital for the healthy growth of your organization? What's one way you can contribute to that growth?
Watch Sheila talk about the implications that our wiring has as it relates to giving and receiving feedback: Wired For Feedback.
Additional Harvard Business Review articles on feedback:
Craig Groeschel has two podcast episodes that also offer similar wisdom in the area of feedback. In Part 1 he will show you three factors that matter when you’re receiving feedback. In Part 2 he will show you three factors that matter when you’re giving feedback. You can find the show notes for each episode at the links or here below.