Asking for Appreciation

When we discuss feedback in the judge program, usually we talk about coaching (communicating areas for improvement) or evaluation (providing context for how we view the capabilities of others by showing them where we think they rank). We also say asking for feedback, especially ahead of time, is useful in soliciting the type of feedback that you want to receive. This principle applies easily to these two different forms feedback can take.   A third type of feedback to consider is one for

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Dealing With Failures, Part Three

Mais uma vez, olá a todos! (Once again, hello everyone!) We’ve talked about the nature of the beast. We’ve talked about how to tame the beast. This time, however, we’ll talk about ourselves - mostly, what do we do once we’ve taken control of the impact failure has, and how we use that in the future. This will ensure that not only we succeed instead of fail, but can teach others from our experience.   Ask for and accept help Even harder than admitting your mistakes to

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The Noble Art of Note Taking

Introduction: Let me paint a familiar picture, you are a judge at event x and you have been assigned a buddy.  Your buddy has asked you for a review.  So you probe, observe and question putting together a profile.  You identify strengths and areas for improvement (with possible solutions) and at the end of the day you give them an oral debrief based on what you have seen. So, a question to you the reader, when do you catch up with your written reviews? Are you the judge that uses

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