UW Bothell Alert

Power is out on the UW Bothell campus.


Nursing and Health Studies Program

Director Feedback


Anonymous feedback may be sent directly to David via this link

Dear NHS Faculty and Staff:

My goal is to be as mindful of these behaviors as I can and consistently practice them.  While, like anyone, I need feedback on how I’m doing, the reality of power differences at work may mean you don’t want to provide it directly—although I invite you to do so!  But regardless, I hope you’ll find some way to let me know how I’m doing on a regular basis.  If you’re in a hurry, you could just use a 5 point scale with 5 being “really great” and 1 being “just terrible”!   Thanks!

Behavior #1

  • Listen completely
  • Listen for meaning
  • Withhold judgment
  • Pay attention
  • Active listening
  • Engaged listening
  • Ask for clarification
  • Offer reframing

Behavior #2

  • Come with positive intentions
  • Foster connections
  • Focus on issue, not person
  • Assume no malice
  • Give others the benefit of the doubt
  • Solutions – oriented conversations
  • Promote transparency
  • Attribution of goodwill
  • Honoring of and knowledge of  all contributions
  • Share information about what we do

Behavior #3

  • Disagree respectfully
  • Respect self and others
  • Respectful honesty
  • Make requests, not demands
  • Ask for what you want – be brave
  • Willingness to admit what you don’t know

Behavior #4

  • Acknowledge and utilize strengths of each individual
  • Treasure each person as a valued team member
  • Honor all ideas/contributions because we value that the whole is enriched by diversity
  • Commend each others’ strengths
  • Nurture connections on an individual level
  • Acknowledgement that all have aspirations for professional development
  • Acknowledgement of diverse interests

Behavior #5

  • Cultivate Kindness/positive feedback
  • Compassion
  • Collegiality
  • Proactively and positively addressing situation
  • Be nice
  • Use your inside voice
  • Ask for clarification as strategy for reframing

Behavior #6

  • Express a sense of humor
  • Don’t take self too seriously

Behavior #7

  • Create safe place to express
  • Explicit awareness of power differential
  • Staff/faculty
  • Faculty hierarchy
  • All take responsibility for creating safe collaborative environment
  • Personal and situational awareness


  • Be present”
  • Come prepared
  • Be wary of side conversations
  • To the whole group
  • Willing to engage
  • Positive intentions you hold
  • Solutions – Oriented conversations
  • Promote transparency
  • “I” statements
  • Make time (interaction takes time)