Back in December, at a Mid-Atlantic leadership conference, the topic at hand was "Reviews and Feedback Culture." From there, it was decided that they would challenge the Northeast to a year long Review Showdown. The very next day, a representative issued the challenge to Io Hughto, RC of the Northeast at the NE Regional Conference. (Ahem, I issued that challenge over Slack DURING our conference. -edb) The challenge is simple. Over the course of the year, judges will write reviews. At the end
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The Value of Emotional Feedback
In a recent conversation about reviews, a friend gave two reasons why they hadn’t written any recently. “I don’t have any constructive criticism.” “I don’t know that I have anything valuable to say.” These two statements are pervasive within the judge program. They’re also false. When we’re writing our first few reviews as new judges, we’re usually told we must include constructive criticism. Of course, constructive criticism is important and in our early
Self-Reviews Aren’t Solo-Reviews
I sit down to write a self review. I’ve been told that it’s good for me, it gives me a benchmark, it helps me gain perspective on my own opinion, it makes me better for the self review. I’ve got a blank page in front of me. That’s not helping. I go and check the qualities - yup. Can confirm, there’s stuff I’m bad at. Page is still blank. Writing a self review can be daunting. In the judge program, the term “Self Review” has connotations connecting it to the L3 process
Celebrating 100 Posts!
Welcome to The Feedback Loop's 100th post! In celebration of this milestone, we as the blog staff have each written 100 words about feedback and a brief introduction to our involvement in the judge program. Join us next week for a continuation of the celebration with contributions from you, our readers!