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11 Ways To Empower Leaders To Achieve Success Immediately

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on Jul 26, 2018 7:46:00 PM

“Leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates

What Bill Gates is suggesting isn’t a novel idea. Effective leaders have always empowered their employees. It’s an absolute necessity to ensure a company’s future success. It’s even more necessary as increasing numbers of millennials enter the workforce.

Millennials appreciate development as leaders and feeling empowered. Such employees are more likely to be engaged, productive and beneficial to the organization’s well-being.

How should management go about empowering young leaders? Following are short- and long-term strategies that are sure to create a cadre of empowered future leaders.

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Topics: Employee Development, leadership development, Millennial Development


The Emerging Leaders Guidebook

Posted by Paul O'Keefe on May 22, 2018 7:59:12 PM

Companies are finding that one of their greatest concerns in today’s work environment is identifying the right leaders to carry their organizations into the future. As a result, emerging leadership development has become a key priority for many companies.

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Topics: leadership development, emerging leadership


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 coaching, leadership training, leadership development


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: 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback, leadership training, leadership development


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: 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback, Employee Development, Employee management, leadership development, leadership training, employee training


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: leadership training, leadership development, Employee management, Employee Development


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: 360 assessments, 360 degree feedback, leadership development, 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


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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