Comment author: JanPaul123 26 November 2017 08:34:03AM *  4 points [-]

This is a great system for setting up lots of tight and actionable feedback loops for yourself; thanks for sharing!

Another way to get timely feedback (whether you're a manager or not) is to literally ask as many people as you can to always give you immediate feedback. Ask people to immediately after a meeting or other interaction to tell you if they thought you did something wrong, or if you could improve something, or even if you did something particularly well. This way you can improve much more quickly than having to wait for the next one-on-one or quarterly performance review or so (or even never hearing the feedback at all).

There are entire books on feedback (like but this is a simple thing you could start doing tomorrow.

Comment author: JanPaul123 21 November 2017 06:07:18AM 0 points [-]

Thanks for sharing. I'd be curious to hear which ones have worked best for you, and in which situations. I personally really like the "Doubling Income" one!

I guess what I usually say is a common one, but I like to frame it as a journey of choices, as that's what it was for me: "Realising how lucky I am and how much misery there is in the world, I wanted to help other people, but I didn't know where to start. Should I use my skills to work for a non-profit? Or volunteer? Should I donate to the Red Cross when a disaster strikes? But my local library has a fundraiser, what about them? Oh and I already turn off the lights when I leave a room, perhaps that's enough? EA is all about figuring out what is actually the most effective way to do good."