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Two Minute Drill:
B**bs and Beyond Unpacking Unusual Feedback 

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is feedback. I reconnected with a longtime friend of mine last week, went to dinner and we had a great time. We’ll just call him Dr. Jerry. Dr. Jerry and I were hanging out, catching up on stuff and he commented on my videos saying, “I watch your videos, they’re great.”  

Seeking Feedback

 

He was scrolling through his phone. “They’re really good.” And I asked, “What could make them better?” He turned to me, looked at me dead in the eye, and said, “BOOBS!” 

“Jerry, really?” I responded. 

“Yeah, BOOBS would make it better,” he said. I pressed for a real answer. “What could genuinely make it better?” 

He pondered a bit. “I don’t know. They’re good – short, to the point. You tell good stories and have meaningful messages.” 

“Alright, but what else can improve them?” I asked. 

“I’ll have to think about that,” he replied, “But boobs would be good.” And those of you who know Jerry understand this is typical of him. 

So, here’s my take-home point.  

First, when you ask for feedback, you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes the feedback might surprise you or not be as positive as you’d hope, even when you’re seeking critical input. Just be open.  

When people only give you positive feedback and you want to know how to improve, dig a little deeper. Ask another question or two to see if they can come up with something that can enhance what you’re doing. 

Lastly, if you are being asked to provide feedback, think about the question carefully. The person asking is looking to improve. Use your brain and work a little harder cognitively to offer constructive feedback that can help them grow.  

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill.  

It’s all about feedback, and apparently, “boobs”. Have a great week, and I’ll talk to y’all next week. 

 

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