11.1.17 Boda Insights


Many insightful articles have been written about how to give feedback. Interestingly, the subject of what constitutes effective feedback seems much harder to find. We are therefore particularly excited to share a brand new HBR article from Boda Managing Partner Jennifer Porter that outlines a fascinating approach to delivering strategic developmental feedback.

We’re also very proud to announce an upcoming HBR Facebook event featuring Boda Director of Learning Deborah Grayson Riegel. Finally, we welcome Peter Kim to Boda’s board of advisors.

All the best,

The Boda Team


How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Jennifer Porter

This article was originally published on hbr.org.

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful.

How do you give feedback that helps someone learn and improve? This strategic developmental feedback requires careful thought and insightful construction.

Read more …


HBR Facebook Live: Tips of the Tongue: The Nonnative English Speaker’s Guide to Mastering Public Speaking

January 10, 2018 – 11a-12noon EST

Harvard Business Review and our Director of Learning, Deborah Grayson Riegel, discuss Deb’s new book, Tips of the Tongue, covering 10 essential skills that all speakers, but especially nonnative English speakers, need to master.

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New Boda Group Advisor: Peter Kim

All of us at The Boda Group extend a warm welcome to Peter Kim, Senior Director of Learning and Innovation at The Bridgespan Group, who has joined our board of advisors. At Bridgespan, Peter spearheads the firm’s efforts to strengthen its consulting capabilities to better meet the evolving needs of social sector leaders.

Learn more about Peter