The Listening Circle: Using the SBI Model to Enhance Peer Feedback
The Listening Circle is a learning activity that is designed to provide students with the opportunity 5 to connect listening knowledge with observed behaviors and to strengthen student peer feedback. Not knowing how to give feedback can result in messages that are confusing, tactless, and counter-productive.Many feedback messages leave the receiver unsure of what to do with the information.
By using a process that was developed by Sloan Weitzel of the Center for Creative Leadership, the Situation-Behavior-Impact (SBI) model has been adapted for this activity. Students are able to learn 10 and practice a structure that helps keep feedback focused and relevant and increases the likelihood the feedback will be received in a clear, non-defensive manner by their peers. Concise, clear, and meaningful peer feedback is essential to learning and to sound assessment practice.
SHOW ME A GREAT LEADER AND I’LL SHOW YOU A GREAT LISTENER
Highly effective listening leaders clearly understand that listening and leading are inseparable. Moreover, highly effective listening leaders understand, value, and engage four levels of listening leadership. The four distinct levels of listening leadership that must be mastered and practiced include:
1. First: Listening to and leading your self.
2. Second: Listening to and leading others.
3. Third: Teaching and engaging other listening leaders.
4. Fourth: Teaching others how to teach and engage other listening leaders.
THE POWER OF DISTRACTIONS
Distractions are everywhere and waiting to capture our attention but we all have the power to reduce, eliminate, or listen beyond them and deal with the real issues that matter to us.
I’M ALL EARS – WHY MANAGERS MUST DEVELOP EFFECTIVE LISTENING SKILLS
The best leaders share a common secret: They successfully lead because they effectively listen. Good listening, however, seems to be a rare management skill. Unfortunately, many people work with leaders who interrupt, are rude and boorish, and devalue their direct reports. Imagine how their negative behavior damages the morale, productivity, and effectiveness of their organizations.
THE TOP 10 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR SELF LEADERSHIP
Self-Leadership is the first level of leadership and applies to any person, whether or not they hold a management or supervisory position. Self leadership is the ability of someone to guide themselves to positive places that they have never been before. It enables a person to fulfill their potential while building a strong foundation from which to make daily decisions — both professionally and personally. Without a strong sense of self-leadership, people can feel out of control, overwhelmed and un- focused.
HOW CAN YOU LEAD IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO A-S-K
A-S-K (the development of Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge) has provided many leaders with a set of useful listening leadership guidelines. Outstanding listeners should be constantly reminded that serving others as a leader begins and ends by refining listening attitudes, knowledge, and skills. Establishing positive and productive listening attitudes and constantly expanding knowledge about listening and leadership provides the required foundation for developing and refining the basic underpinning of specific listening skills and behaviors.
HOW CAN YOU LEAD IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY FOLLOWERS?
Each of us can easily name a few of our histories great leaders – Mahatma Ghandi, John Kennedy, Rosa Parks – there are many reasons why we consider leadership great. One particular item is undeniable. Great leaders have followers. Followers who choose to take paths not taken, for belief and trust in their leader.
HOW TO BE A GREAT LEADER THROUGH THE POWER OF LISTENING
One of the most successful approaches to great listening is the SIER Formula. Listening is defined as a 4-step process: