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360 Feedback Tools Can Help or Hurt Leadership Development

360 multi-rater feedback assessments are now used by more than 85% of Fortune 500 companies. They’ve become a foundation of leadership development efforts because they’re like a GPS unit showing leaders their current leadership effectiveness (“you are here”) and mapping a route to increased effectiveness. 360 feedback tools derive their name from getting feedback in […]

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Webcast on “Six Elements for Creating a Coaching Culture: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow!”

A key reason The CLEMMER Group has partnered with Zenger Folkman is their research-based and highly practical leadership development systems. An outstanding example of that is in their book, The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow. Two years ago I reviewed the book and declared it the best on this vital leadership […]

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Giving the Gift of Encouragement and Support

‘Tis the season of gifts and giving. The warmth and good cheer of the Holiday Season is often the reminder we need of how giving and helping others can really help us too. George Burton Adams, an early 20th century American educator and historian once observed, “Note how good you feel after you have encouraged […]

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…. the Power of Expectations

“What we expect, that we find.” – Aristotle, Greek philosopher, student of Plato, and teacher of Alexander the Great “Much of life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think the worst of people and show it, they will often prove you right. If the systems we design are based on the principle that people cannot […]

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My Fair Lady Shows the Power of Expectations

Last week I finally saw the famous musical My Fair Lady based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. I took our fair daughter, Jennifer, to see My Fair Lady at the Shaw Festival in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve wanted to see the show for years as a result of reading and […]

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The Fish Tank Factor

In The Leader’s Digest, I wrote the following about the kind of culture or environment created by management teams: If you buy a little goldfish and keep it in a small bowl, it will remain no bigger than a few inches long. Move that same fish to a large aquarium and it will double or […]

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Growing and Developing Others

One of the amzing things about the internet is the reach it allows. Here is an exchange I had from Kishore in India. “Jim I have read most of your books and passed on your books to my friends. I have been following your writings for more than 6 years now. I am currently writing […]

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