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Does Every Leader Need A Coach?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

What do Steve Jobs, Babe Ruth, Oprah Winfrey, and Mother Teresa have in common?

They all credit their success to the significant impact a coach or mentor had on their lives.

Even athletes wrought with natural talent recognize their need for a coach, yet very few business leaders consider the impact of coaching on their organizations or even in their own personal and professional lives.

Does your company encourage coaching relationships?

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Topics: leadership development, leadership training, leadership development coaching, leadership development coach


Custom 360 Assessments vs. Generic 360 Assessments

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 9, 2017 8:56:29 AM

360 assessments are a helpful addition to any organization’s set of evaluation procedures and professional development.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback


What Is A 360 Leadership Assessment?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Apr 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

You find yourself in a leadership position and, as any good leader, you want to grow and improve and you want your organization to grow and be successful.

You understand that if you, as a leader, don’t keep growing then your organization won’t keep growing. So, you’ve committed to developing yourself and/or other leaders in the hopes that it will benefit your company. 

Using 360 leadership assessments is one of the best ways to develop leadership within your organization. But before we define just what 360 assessments are, let's discuss leadership development in general a little further. 

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Topics: leadership development, leadership training, 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback


How Much Does A 360 Assessment Cost?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Apr 18, 2017 7:38:00 AM

So, you're trying to figure out how 360 degree assessments might fit into your development program. You know these assessments are proven to be effective in delivering workable feedback that's conducive to your leaders' growth.

Of course, one of your first questions is: How much will these 360 assessments cost? Before examining the costs, let’s look at why it’s a good idea to invest in 360 assessments.

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360 Degree Feedback Assessments For Managers

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Apr 3, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Did you know that 360 degree assessments are a great tool to use with your managers?

It’s easy to think that these assessments are only for lower-level, non-managerial employees; however, there’s a subsection of assessments made expressly for the managers in your organization.

In fact, it can be argued that 360 degree feedback may be most needed by your mid- and upper-level leadership.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, employee training, leadership training, 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback


What Is 360 Degree Feedback?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 27, 2017 12:13:00 PM

When you’re deciding to assess your employees, 360 degree feedback can prove to be helpful, particularly when you’re looking to improve upon your employees' strengths and improvement areas.

This sort of feedback style has been around for a while and has been used to support traditional forms of evaluation.

With 360 degree feedback you can give your employees quality feedback from a variety of perspectives.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, employee training, leadership training, 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback


How To Work 360 Assessments Into Your Leader Development Program

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 17, 2017 4:22:13 PM

"Feedback is the breakfast of champions."  

–Ken Blanchard

You've probably seen this quote before. It's so popular because it's true.

If you want to thrive and be successful, you need quality feedback. You also want feedback that's well-rounded. This is where 360 assessments come in.

You may already be familiar with 360 assessments, but unsure how to integrate them into your present leader development program.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, leadership training, 360 assessments


Leveraging 360 Degree Training To Align Performance Goals And Values

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 4, 2017 10:09:30 AM

So, you've started to see the merits of 360 degree training, and your organization is now embarking upon a path of using this training method.

You understand its benefits and are beginning to enjoy them in your company.

However one of the benefits that’s not often considered is that 360 degree training can be instrumental in aligning the performance goals and values of your employees with those of your organization.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, employee training


How To Increase Employee Accountability In The Workplace

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 28, 2017 9:06:51 AM

No matter what industry you're in, employee accountability is important.

In fact, when polled, 91% of respondents stated that accountability is one of the most important things they’d like to see in their workplace.

On the flip side, 82% of those respondents felt that they have no power to hold anyone accountable in the workplace.

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Topics: Employee Development, Employee management, employee training


How 360 Degree Training Can Improve Individual Development

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 13, 2017 5:17:56 PM

When you think about it, 360 degree training makes sense. However, many people in leadership, HR and talent development, don’t know what 360 degree training is or they don't fully understand how to apply it.

Let’s take a moment to examine 360 degree training: what it is and what it can do if executed properly...

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, employee training, leadership training


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