Recently a client was describing what she regarded as a very unsuccessful job interview “because the interviewer was at least 25 years younger than me and she had a poker face throughout the interview”. She concluded that ageism was present. We need to think about our approach when the interviewer is younger than you.
The way we think about Feedback
In organizational life, we tend to think of feedback in a rather limited way. Usually, we think of it in relation to those Performance Evaluations that we keep putting off until later. But if we widen our view of feedback, we’ll see that it could help us all move forward. It can let us know if we are on course or not, as it is a mechanism to help us adjust and move ahead a whole lot faster. Feedback is a learning tool.
What is feedback? It is simply information. Information that is essential for learning at the individual, group or organizational level.
What meaning does my career have? Many of us in mid-life find ourselves asking that question. Daniel Pink in his book A Whole New Mind …