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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


Leadership Behaviors & Skills That Make Leaders Great

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Dec 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Strong leadership is essential for the success of any organization. Research shows that direct leaders bear the greatest influence on their organizations.

Gallup says 70% of employee engagement is due to this "Manager Effect." Other studies show that 50-70% of employee perception of their workplace climate is due to behaviors and actions of their leaders.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Employee management


The 360 Self Assessment

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Dec 21, 2017 1:06:43 PM

Leadership comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility. The growth of your organization as well as those you are leading lands squarely on your shoulders. A 360 Self Assessment is a powerful tool that allows leaders to hone their skills and evaluate other potential leaders within their organization.

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The Truth About Online Leadership Development Training

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Oct 31, 2017 11:23:00 AM
Companies invest a great deal in leadership training. In fact, companies spend around $14 billion per year training their leaders. But, in a 2014 study, 86% of senior-level executives felt leadership was an “urgent” yet unaddressed issue . They even believed their training performance, as leaders, was sub-par.
 
These executives didn't think their organizations provided effective leadership programs at all levels. That includes new, next-generation, and senior leaders. They felt unable to develop millennial leaders and had little confidence about a viable program .
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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Millennial Development


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


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