Do you remember the feeling when a coach or teacher genuinely told you, “I noticed you helped your teammate succeed today by sharing your expertise.” Such noticing probably not only felt good but also motivated you to strengthen your value of team work. For sure, you needed the coach’s or teacher’s feedback on measurable skills, but noticing your value as a team player was equally important.
Dan Rockwell argues that feedback on measurable indicators is important, but many aspects of performance shouldn’t be measured; instead they should be “noticed.” As instructional leaders, we are trained to provide feedback to improve performance. But what if constant feedback is not what really moves the needle in both performance and job satisfaction? Read Dan’s entire article here.