How to Determine the Optimal Number of Items to Include within 360-Degree Competencies

January 27, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery The usefulness of 360-degree feedback assessments is partly based on the invited rater’s ability to read and understand the questions that are posed.  If questions are double barreled (i.e., contain two concepts […]

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How to Decide Who’s 360 Feedback Actually Counts?

January 27, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” –Albert Einstein Upon receiving the 360-degree feedback results, individuals often feel challenged about how to interpret their results in a meaningful way, particularly when there are differences between views of rater groups. Should participants of the 360-degree feedback focus their […]

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Leadership development, technology, and the future

January 27, 2016 by Wally Bock

Leadership development and technology Ain’t technology grand? You’ve got more computer power in your smartphone than the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. Not only that, the future’s so bright you’ve got to wear shades. Consider this from Barry Stern, Ph.D. “It’s an amazing time! HR Technology is THE enzyme acting upon both our imagination and our […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Identifying Your Career Path Preference

January 25, 2016 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: Help clients explore the differences among managerial, specialist, generalist and entrepreneurial career paths. How […]

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Talent Development Facts #48

January 24, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” Steven Wright Another addition of leadership and talent management “facts” from all over the world. Some intuitive and some not….what do you think? 1.  Who you marry doesn’t affect just your happiness at home – your spouse can also play a major role in […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 1/22/16

January 22, 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 extending leadership development influence out into the workplace, developing your people, learning together and […]

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More Choices OR Less? How to Determine Optimal Number of Ratings on 360-Degree Rating Scale

January 20, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“The problem today is one of too many choices, few of which compel but all of which distract.” -Joel Bryant The number of items on a scale is often a point of confusion for individuals looking for appropriate 360-degree tools. With all the research that has been done on this subject, there is no definitive […]

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Leadership development and culture

January 20, 2016 by Wally Bock

“CEOs know they need to keep their companies nimble, able to anticipate and quickly adapt to change, and to pivot in response to industry shifts without having to rebuild culture from scratch.” That’s the challenge, the summary copy for a Chief Executive article titled “How Agile Are You When it Comes to Talent?” The article […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Focus on the Now

January 18, 2016 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: This formula for determining approximate days left to live opens clients’ eyes to the […]

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The Neurobiology of Leadership: Why Women Lead Differently than Men (ICF Webinar)

January 17, 2016 by Ken Nowack

A Webinar Sponsored by ICF-MD January 28, 2016 • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST 1.5 CCEUs in Core Competencies Current research suggests that women lead differently than men (not necessarily any better or any worse). A secondary stress response unique to women might play a role in explaining these differences. This breakfast meeting will explore […]

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