The Accuracy of Raters in 360-Degree Feedback (Or Not)

September 7, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“There are so many pieces to the puzzle.” –Jimmie Johnson In most 360-degree feedback interventions, it is fairly common to compare one’s self to those of other raters such as the manager, direct reports, colleagues, and external customers.  The type of raters that should provide feedback to participants will depend on a number of factors […]


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Leadership development: Reading lists to help you grow

September 7, 2016 by Wally Bock

Leadership development and personal growth David Ogilvy said that he wanted to hire people “with well-furnished minds.” If you’re waiting for your company to help furnish your mind, you could be in for a long wait. Leadership development and reading Leaders are readers because reading helps you benefit from experience that’s not your own. Reading […]


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Free Coaching Exercise: “What I Like About Myself”

September 5, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

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: Help clients identify the things they like most and least like about themselves. How to […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 9/2/16

September 2, 2016 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 deconstructing the development mindset, leadership development with impact, and succession planning. From Julie Winkle […]


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How Culture Impacts 360-Degree Feedback

August 31, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

 “Culture is a framework in which we communicate.” -Stephen Roberts  There is increasing use of 360-degree feedback in different cultures and countries, as multi-national companies use it throughout their organizations. Differences in 360-degree feedback rating and interpretation should be expected to some degree in other cultures. Some dimensions that appear to be important include individualism […]


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Leadership development is your DNA

August 31, 2016 by Wally Bock

“It’s in our DNA.” You can’t miss hearing or reading that statement. Advertising agencies tell you that creativity is in their DNA. Mercedes-Benz says that safety is in their DNA. In fact, organizations of all kinds use the phrase to claim some virtue. Stephen J. Gill just wrote a blog post titled: “10 Principles of […]


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Free Coaching Exercise: “My Calling”

August 29, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

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: Guide clients to reflect on their purpose in life. How to Administer and Use this […]


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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 8/26/16

August 26, 2016 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 mentoring, making your business successful through leadership development, why your people need leadership development […]


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How to Determine the Certification/Requirements for Debriefing 360-Degree Feedback

August 24, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

 “We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.” -Mother Teresa Most researchers support the idea that some level of training is required to professionally and ethically provide feedback using […]


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Leadership development: Developing fad-resistant leaders

August 24, 2016 by Wally Bock

“Oh, we’re ‘agile’ all right,” my young friend said, “We hop from fad to fad so fast it makes you dizzy.” I laughed, but it wasn’t really funny. Sharon had been with her current company for five years. By her count, they had run through seven “magical” (her word) programs which were designed to “fix […]


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