The Brutality of Artistic Feedback

Performance evaluation in corporate America – the dreaded, ineffective leadership responsibility that few ever do well.

The concept is actually good….provide expectations for performance, feedback on work accomplished, and develop skills for the future. How can we argue with that?  Why is it so gosh darned difficult to do it well?

I have new insight, based on a recent experience of my own. Let me explain.

artshowI really like a certain kind of jewelry, but I had trouble finding what I was looking for, so I decided to take a class and learn to make it. I found out I enjoyed the creativity of the design, as well as the technical and detailed work involved. When I was focusing on the design and creation, my brain was unable to think about work, and this is a good thing. (more…)