One of the focal questions that should drive ambitious referees at all levels is: "How can I become better?" For sure, this question similarly concerns those who manage these referees: "How can I make this referee better?".
There is even a scientific approach called Performance Improvement, which can be located in the field of Consulting and Human Resource Management and which is interested in these issues. Given the considerable amount of overlaps between management and refereeing, it is applicable for refereeing in quite a good and valid way. Based on this approach, I am going to present you a short series of posts, investigating four steps to answer the questions placed above and showing the relevance for referees (like you) themselves, referee observers and referee managers.
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