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11 Components of a “Best-of-Class” 360 Assessment

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A Fresh Look at Employee Engagement

Managers play the most important role in creating employee engagement. Building a mini-engagement survey into 360 degree feedback instruments guarantees that managers get personal, confidential data on which they can then take action.

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Webinar: The 6 Leadership Levers that Drive Extraordinary Results

Periodically I search Amazon’s web site to see how many books are now available on leadership. There are now 150,000. That’s up from just over 120,000 when I last searched a few months ago. The overwhelming number of leadership theories, models, frameworks, and skills makes it very hard to know where to invest development time […]

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Shades of Grey: Powerful Leadership Combinations

When our son Chris was home from university to celebrate his 22nd birthday, he and I had a conversation about how much more complex, nuanced, and interesting the world has become for him than when he was a teenager. During his teenage years, the world, and most of the people he encountered in it, could […]

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8 Ways to Combine Development with Your Job

Leaders today are crazy-busy. They also know that their leadership development is vital. But work often trumps personal development. Everyone runs fast and hard and personal development is put off as executives look for a break in their schedules.

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Using 360 Assessments for Talent/Performance Management versus Personal Development

360 assessments are now being used by over 85% of larger and leading organizations. As I wrote in “9 Problems with 360 Multi-Rater Assessments” there’s a growing backlash and resistance to their use because they often search for gaps and weaknesses. Our work with Zenger Folkman has shown that 360 data on a leader’s effectiveness can […]

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Traditional versus Strengths-Based 360 Assessments

Joe Folkman is a global expert in psychometrics or measuring psychological factors. He wrote his PhD dissertation on data he collected from 360 assessments. Over the decades he’s developed feedback and measurement tools around a growing database now compromised of over a half million assessments on almost 50,000 leaders. Long-time feedback, executive coaching, and leadership […]

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Components of a Best-of-Class 360 Assessment

Most 360 feedback assessments search for skill gaps, weaknesses, and training/development needs. We’re running into executives who’ve refused to participate in 360 feedback assessments because they’ve found them negative and often feel beat up by the process — even when they have the counsel of a well-trained coach or psychologist. Some CEOs have banned the […]

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Can Banking Leaders Change?

Many people assume banking leaders are prone to resisting change. We found that leaders in the best banks are open to improvement.

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9 Problems with 360 Multi-Rater Assessments

Feedback is critical to leadership effectiveness and development. That’s why 360 Multi-Rater Assessments are used by over 90% of Fortune 500 companies. But many organizations are now experiencing these problems: Focusing on a leader’s weaknesses and skill gaps — many participants find the 360 process negative and punishing. Some executives are now banning 360s from […]

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Major Differences in our Strengths Based 360

Many 360s are focused on weaknesses and much less effective. 10 major components differentiating our 360 assessment system.

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Feedback Pinpoints Perceptions of Leadership Effectiveness

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6 Steps to Extraordinary Coaching Skills, Elevating Feedback, and Strengthening Leadership

A leader who is an adept coach can greatly enhance the organization’s success; one who dabbles and doesn’t take the process seriously can cause harm.– Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling leadership author and executive coach. Recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review  Our […]

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Middle Managers Are the Most Disengaged

Employee engagement is a critical issue for many organizations. And for good reason. Highly engaged employees are more productive, less likely to leave, have lower absenteeism, create happier customers, contribute to safer workplaces, increase revenues, and decrease costs. A new research study from Zenger Folkman shows that many organizations are overlooking their most disengaged people: […]

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Perceptions Are a Leader’s Reality

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “that’s not reality, that’s just their perception”? This is a common trap leaders often fall into when receiving personal feedback or reviewing organizational survey data. We judge ourselves by our intentions. Everyone else assesses our leadership effectiveness by our behavior. That’s a highly subjective evaluation based on what others […]

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Facing a Talent Gap

Keys to Engagement, Leadership Development, Succession/Career Planning, and Coaching Effectiveness In this learning-rich and fast-paced 60 minute webcast Jim Clemmer outlines how to strengthen engagement, leadership development, succession planning, career planning, and coaching effectiveness in your organization. Our organizations desperately want and need much stronger leadership at all levels. But a torrent of studies show […]

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Poor Leaders Can Change Their Spots

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11 Components of a Best in Class 360 Assessment

Participants who engage in 360-degree assessments that lack these 11 elements often have a negative experience.

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Leadership Competency Models

How do we know we have the right competencies without empirical data that these are the key behaviors that have the greatest impact on employee engagement, attraction and retention, customer service levels, quality, innovation, safety, productivity, sales, and profits?

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The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

This breakthrough book (completely revised and updated in 2009) identifies the 16 competencies necessary for effective leadership. The authors have analyzed the responses of tens of thousands of peers, subordinates and more as they describe, “What makes a great leader?”

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