How to Optimize Behavioral Change Efforts Through 360-Degree Feedback

May 11, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” -Shirley Chisholm “Best practices” in 360-degree feedback processes suggest that the greater transfer of learning and goal setting occurs when a manager or coach helps participants understand and debrief their reports (Nowack, 2009). All too often, vendors […]

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How to Determine the Impact of 360-Degree Feedback

May 11, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” -Old Chinese Proverb The initial 360-degree feedback provides a benchmark and baseline for the talent. It is hoped that the results of the 360-degree feedback program will result in enhanced performance and […]

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The Power of Social Support for Success Part II

May 10, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?.” Stephen Wright Gender Differences in Social Support I just read a research paper that suggested that marriage might not improve men’s health as once thought1. In a review of data gathered between 1972 and 2003 (more than one million men and women), […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Envisia Learning at the ATD Conference May 18-20

May 8, 2015 by Ken Nowack

The ATD (Association for Talent Development) International Conference is coming up on May 18-20, 2015 in Orlando, FL. As the premier global training and development conference and exposition attracting a crowd of more than 10,000 attendees, the Envisia Learning team is proud to be there. This year we’ll be exhibiting at Booth #1128 and are […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/8/15

May 8, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about why you should invest in leadership development, the development of emotional intelligence, creating a […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Meditation as a Tool for Mindfulness

May 6, 2015 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Step by step meditation technique for mindfulness. How to Administer and Use this Exercise […]

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Leadership development based on the evidence

May 6, 2015 by Wally Bock

When I was a boy and we had a disagreement at the dinner table, my mother would often say, “That’s a fact, we don’t have to argue about it, we can look it up.” Off we would go to our home reference library. If we couldn’t look up said fact there, we called the Reference […]

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The Reality of Debriefing the “Narcissist” with 360-Degree Feedback

May 4, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

 “Everything I do, I feel is genius. Whether it is or it isn’t.” -Rufus Wainwright It has been estimated that 65 to 75 percent of the employees in any given organization report that the worst aspect of their job is their immediate boss. In fact, estimates of the base rate for managerial incompetence in corporate […]

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The Power of Social Support for Success Part I

May 3, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Half the people you know are below average..” Stephen Wright The Influence of Social Support…On Yourself and Others It seems intuitive that being around co-workers, friends and family members who are happy should “rub off” on us. We even call this “emotional contagion.” Research based on the very well known Framingham Heart studies found that […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Envisia Learning at the ATD Conference May 18-20

May 1, 2015 by Ken Nowack

The ATD (Association for Talent Development) International Conference is coming up on May 18-20, 2015 in Orlando, FL. As the premier global training and development conference and exposition attracting a crowd of more than 10,000 attendees, the Envisia Learning team is proud to be there. This year we’ll be exhibiting at Booth #1128 and are […]

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