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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 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


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


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


Does Every Leader Need A Coach?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

What do Steve Jobs, Babe Ruth, Oprah Winfrey, and Mother Teresa have in common?

They all credit their success to the significant impact a coach or mentor had on their lives.

Even athletes wrought with natural talent recognize their need for a coach, yet very few business leaders consider the impact of coaching on their organizations or even in their own personal and professional lives.

Does your company encourage coaching relationships?

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Topics: leadership development, leadership training, leadership development coaching, leadership development coach


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


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