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No. 682 / The second score

The first score is the feedback you receive. It’s how well prepared you were; your tonality, your questions, your ability to adapt. It’s what you can improve.

Then there’s the second score. This is how well you responded to the feedback. Were you defensive? Abrasive? Accepting? Appreciative? Actively listening? Humble?

The first score matters. It’s a list of things you can do better. But the second score might matter even more—it’s probably the thing that’s either holding you back or moving you forward.