What to Consider About Competency Models When Utilizing 360-Degree Feedback

April 20, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

Imagine you are shopping for a piece of antique furniture. Before purchasing it, you want to do some research about the product. You may want to find out about its quality and durability; how old it is; the criteria that the vendor used to identify and price the item; and the authenticity of the item. […]

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How to Enhance the Coaching Skills of Leaders

April 19, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ” Albert Einstein Leaders are generally incompetent when it comes to coaching and developing talent. Here are a few findings from some past and recent studies and surveys that may (or may not) surprise you: 1. In her 2006 doctoral research on the impact of […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/17/15

April 17, 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 execution as a key executive skill, ascending to the C-Suite, the role of people […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Deploying My Signature Strengths

April 15, 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: Helps clients take a good look at an activity that they find pleasant and […]

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Leadership development: Crucibles

April 15, 2015 by Wally Bock

Think about the most powerful learning experiences of your life. What were they like? Were they gentle, easy experiences? Or did they demand that you use every fiber of your strength and every bit of your intellect to master the situation? We call those experiences “crucibles” for a reason. Leadership development in the crucible The […]

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How Culture Impacts 360-Degree Feedback

April 13, 2015 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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The Art of “Leaving the Office”

April 12, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” Robert Frost Our own research suggests that 40% to 60% of all employees express a moderately high level of stress on the job. Our work and non-work lives are very permeable with most of us […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 4/10/15

April 10, 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 shattering the glass labyrinth, Zappos and holacracy, what managers do to engage workers, and […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Ranking My Values

April 8, 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: Clients are asked to select and rate their top ten values. How to Administer […]

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Leadership development: It’s about behavior

April 8, 2015 by Wally Bock

I just read an article about Gallup’s latest research into “Why Great Managers are So Rare.” The “sky is falling” part shows up early. “Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time. Bad managers cost businesses billions of dollars each year, and having […]

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