Few skills are more important to self-improvement than being able to take a step back and honestly evaluate you. Self-reflection allows you to expose problems early, before they become too painful to ignore. Unfortunately, honest self-evaluation is one of the hardest skills to master. People tend to be self-serving in their thoughts. For most people, self-reflection involves looking into a mirror, with all the information warped and distorted until it barely resembles reality. True self-evaluation is challenging, and requires you to be open to “see” your strengths and weaknesses, and to develop a plan of action to develop those areas that are lacking. Preparedness for the hard truth is required. The …show more content…
Maybe it is because there are so many ways to screw it up.
Feedback is a series of cycles of information about performance that leads to action to affirm or develop performance. It is as much about reinforcing effective and strong performance as identifying areas of improvement. The outcome of feedback should result in behavior that is engaged, energized, and motivated to strive for increased performance and development. Equal time should be given to reinforcing positive behavior as given to areas where improvement can be made.
Feedback can take many forms. Affirmative feedback tells a person what they did well and rewards them for it. It provides encouragement and reinforces positive behavior. Developmental feedback gives information on improvements needed, and most importantly, how to do it. Its purpose is to