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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


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


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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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


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 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


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 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


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