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How To Develop A Successful Leadership Development Program

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Oct 2, 2017 12:54:50 PM

Every company needs effective leaders throughout the organization, but that importance is often overlooked. It is ironic that businesses will often choose successful projects that hinge on strong leadership over the cultivation of those leaders.

It is important to develop a successful leadership development program that will strengthen current leaders and provide a clear pathway for potential leaders to learn and grow.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development


The 360 Assessment Guide For Managing Effective Leaders [Updated Sept. 2017]

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 15, 2017 11:18:00 AM

In many organizations, performance reviews are conducted by supervisors who may not even be familiar with the leaders they're assessing.

While this approach may work for some, a 360 degree approach is more effective for most.

A 360 assessment provides a holistic view of leadership abilities, skills and job performance.

It can also uncover qualities that typical reviews don’t, like interpersonal skills and the ability to be a team player.

To fully utilize these assessments, there are some guidelines that facilitators and raters must understand. We'll explain those guidelines and how your organization can use 360 assessments to more effectively manage its leaders. 

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Topics: 360 assessments


13 Benefits Of 360 Degree Feedback

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Aug 23, 2017 2:45:43 PM

As you delve into researching the best assessment system for your leaders, you'll see that the 360 degree feedback process, which typically includes an assessment, feedback and training, provides many benefits for your organization and your leaders.

Some of these benefits are intangible variables that are hard to quantify but can have a profound effect on the climate of your workplace, worker morale and employee longevity.

Let's look at 360 degree feedback before examining its benefits.

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Topics: 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback


Types Of 360 Degree Feedback

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 26, 2017 2:47:33 PM

So, you organization is interested in 360 degree feedback training?

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


What Is A 360 Leadership Assessment?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 12, 2017 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


Do You Need 360 Assessments For Your Leaders?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 3, 2017 3:01:00 PM

Organizations are always exploring ways to increase productivity, improve the relationships of their employees in the workplace and craft positive and productive cultures.

One way in which they do this is through the assessments of their employees and the subsequent training that occurs due to the findings of these assessments.

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


How To Choose The Right Leadership Questionnaire

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 23, 2017 12:39:00 PM

Questionnaires, assessments, evaluations and skills tests abound in every industry, for every purpose and for almost every phase of an employee’s career.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development


10 Employee Strengths Every Employer Is Looking For

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 13, 2017 7:37:00 AM

Generally, we write for business owners and human resources personnel. Not this time. This article is for people searching for a promising job or who want to move up the ranks in their current company.

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


How To Provide Effective Feedback Thru Employee Evaluation [Examples]

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 5, 2017 9:55:06 AM

Every supervisor should consider how to best evaluate their employees. For most, you probably can't help but think about it.

But the next step is actually going about it. 

Once you embark on a deliberate program of assessing your employees, questions will begin to arise:

  • Will the evaluation be a numerical rating scale?
  • Do you want your employees to have more of a formative observation with feedback?
  • Will your organization’s employee evaluation be a performance appraisal?
  • Are you evaluating an employee on a specific event?
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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management, leadership training, 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback


5 Truly Effective Approaches To Positive Employee Feedback (With Examples)

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 28, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Ken Blanchard once stated: “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” This holds true and is essential for any endeavor, whether athletics, business or academia.

Feedback is necessary to adjust the rudder of your organization's "ship." The more feedback you give and receive, as long as it’s quality feedback, the better for your employees and for your organization.

Quality feedback increases worker engagement, which increases productivity. In fact, companies with engaged employees outperformed those with disengaged employees by 202%.

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


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