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The Emerging Leadership Guidebook

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 22, 2018 7:59:12 PM

Companies are finding that one of their greatest concerns in today’s work environment is identifying the right leaders to carry their organizations into the future. As a result, emerging leadership development has become a key priority for many companies.

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Topics: leadership development, emerging leadership


What Should Be Included in a Good Performance Management System?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Apr 19, 2018 9:47:37 PM

Everything in your business rides on performance.

You can’t get to any element of success without some measure of performance factoring into it, and performance hinges on employee engagement. It all works together.

So, what does the perfect performance management system look like? What elements do you need to ensure optimal success?

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10 Benefits Of 360 Degree Feedback

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many companies across the world take advantage of the 360 degree training process. The reason it's so popular is because it's easy to put in place, you can use it for many industries, and it's affordable. It's also incredibly effective for performance management and improvement.  

Some benefits may be hard to quantify while others will have a definitive impact on your bottom line. But what exactly is it?

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For Leaders: 10 Tips On Receiving Feedback Effectively

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 15, 2018 11:43:23 AM

Everyone can benefit from feedback now and then. Nobody has all the answers and it certainly helps to see things from a variety of perspectives.

Good, relevant feedback can help good leaders become great and that can make them a very powerful force in your organization. However, getting feedback is one thing – receiving it is another.

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Topics: leadership development, leadership training, leadership development coaching


How Effective Are Your 360 Assessments?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 1, 2018 3:39:41 PM

Growing great leaders isn't a weekend project. It takes time, planning, education, and regular assessments so they can maintain their focus on areas that need improvement.

In a perfect world, these assessments are honest and effective, providing them with vital information and self awareness. Your 360 training should aim to mold them into better leaders. But, it's not always a simple, straightforward endeavor.

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How To Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 15, 2018 11:33:40 AM

When you're in management, getting honest feedback from employees can be tough. It can even seem impossible.

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


360 Degree Feedback Assessments For Managers

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 30, 2018 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


How Much Does A 360 Assessment Cost?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM
You're trying to figure out how 360 degree feedback will fit into your development program.
 
You know 360 assessments are effective in delivering quality feedback for leader growth.

But, 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 feedback.
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Why You Should Not Use 360 Degree Performance Feedback For Appraisals

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 29, 2018 2:16:00 PM

As we charge through the age of analytics and instant feedback, many old systems, tools and processes are falling by the wayside.

The standard annual performance review is one of the victims being claimed and, for many organizations, it’s being replaced by a solution called the 360 degree performance appraisal - also known as a performance review.

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


What Is A 360 Leadership Assessment?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jan 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM

TL;DR

What is a 360 degree leadership assessment?

A 360 degree leadership assessment is a form of feedback for leaders in which their skills, effectiveness and influence as an executive, leader or manager are evaluated. With this sort of evaluation, the leadership in a company receives feedback from a set of colleagues.

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.

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


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