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5 Things Companies Do Wrong During 180 Assessments

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 25, 2019 10:49:21 PM

When used well, 180 degree assessments can provide a wealth of information to managers and employees. This information can help you become more effective in fulfilling your workplace duties while also informing succession planning.

When not used well, 180 degree assessments are often less effective. For this reason, it’s important to identify common mistakes companies and employees make when using these assessments. By identifying these mistakes, companies can avoid them and get the most out of 180 degree feedback.

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Topics: Employee Development


6 Benefits Of 180 Degree Feedback

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Feb 18, 2019 10:44:06 AM

Looking to revamp your organization's employee performance appraisal method?

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Topics: Employee Development


The Strengths & Weaknesses of Today’s Emerging Leaders

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Sep 28, 2018 8:13:43 AM

Ideals of what it means to be an effective leader have evolved significantly over the last decade, as has the nature of the workplace.

Emerging leaders are developing very quickly to fulfill the kinds of roles they’ll have in the near future, which in many cases is a good thing. The ability to learn and adapt quickly has become vital to our current society, and leaders who possess those strengths are better equipped to succeed than those who do not.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development


The Best Emerging Leaders Internships in the US (2018-2019)

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Aug 16, 2018 8:22:53 PM

For emerging leaders who are currently students, graduating seniors, or recently graduated, there are many opportunities available to develop their capabilities.

Internships offered through various companies and programs can help them make connections with companies, expand upon their current skill sets, and become the leaders the future needs.
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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development


What Emerging Leader Qualities Guarantee Success?

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jun 20, 2018 2:53:34 PM

The term “emerging leader” has been thrown around frequently in recent years, and it can mean a variety of different things.

Exactly what a quality emerging leader will look like in any given scenario may not be completely the same as what you’d find in other companies, and they may be discovered through different avenues.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development


Developing Strong Leaders To Grow Your Company

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 29, 2018 6:44:00 PM

What are you doing to create and develop strong leaders in your organization? Leadership development is a science that many approach in a haphazard way. Developing strong leader requires a combination of applying normal employee training and cultivating certain character traits with the end goal of stimulating creativity, productivity and innovation in your company and making it grow.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development


10 Ways To Engage Employees & Boost Their Work Performance

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 28, 2018 6:52:00 PM

Are your employees truly engaged at work? Gallup reports that only 32% of U.S. workers were engaged in 2015, and even more startling, only 13% of workers worldwide were engaged. Harvard Business Review states that since 2000, less than one-third of U.S. workers have been engaged in their job. Clearly this is an ongoing problem that cannot be ignored. Unengaged workerunderperform in comparison to their engaged counterparts, they negatively affect the company’s bottom line, and they're willing to leave at anytime for a position elsewhere that promises more engagement.

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Topics: Employee Development, Employee management


10 Benefits Of 360 Degree Feedback

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Mar 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many companies across the world take advantage of the 360 degree training process. The reason it's so popular is because it's easy to put in place, you can use it for many industries, and it's affordable. It's also incredibly effective for performance management and improvement.  

Some benefits may be hard to quantify while others will have a definitive impact on your bottom line. But what exactly is it?

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Topics: Employee 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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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, Employee management


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