Episode 36 – Ain’t Too Proud for Feedback


In this episode we talk about a book I read recently, a blog post I wrote about how to effectively solicit feeback, another I wrote about being an ‘ideas man’ and the challenges that come with it along with some hopes of what I’d like to accomplish in the next two months.  WOOT!  Feel free to send feedback to dan@trainingbyfire.com (seriously, it’s ok!)

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Day Dreamer Continuum

sky2I’ve recently been told I reside too much in the theoretical. A friend and I have careers that have some content overlap so that leads to discussions about some of the things/events we do at work.  I was talking about gamification of performance at work and how various elements of gamification could improve a number of measures. Then she asked, “what would that look like in a practical application?” and I totally blanked. Continue reading

Feedback: Come at me, bro!

Let’s talk about feedback, shall we? Hold up. I’m getting ahead of myself.

Let’s talk about survival, shall we?   Hands up, everyone that wants to survive.  Ok, great. Now hands up for everyone that wants to stay gainfully employed? Oh, it’s mostly the same people.  Ok. Good.  If you want to stay employed and use all that money you’re going to be paid, you’ll need to stay on top of your game.  One of the big hurdles is admitting you can do better and finding out how. Continue reading