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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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