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When I first heard about 360-degree feedback, it reminded me of those horrible slam books from middle school. The ones that kids taunt one another with by anonymously adding their opinions of a peer into a spiral notebook that then gets furiously passed around at lunch.
My imagined nightmare is not that much of a stretch, considering that the fundamentals of 360-degree feedback consist of people throughout a company (salaried and hourly employees, CEOs, supervisors) who all anonymously tell X worker what they think of his/her performance.[…] Continue Reading »
The following responses are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invitation-only organization composed of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and e-mail lessons. All photos are courtesy of YEC.[…] Continue Reading »
In all of the work I’ve done in management development over the last 20-plus years, if I had to pick the one thing that managers at all levels either won’t do, can’t do, should do or could do it better, it’s having the will and skill to sit down with an employee and have the tough conversation about performance.[…] Continue Reading »
A client and I were talking about how he felt disconnected from his team because of his travel schedule. He knew that he needed to reach out on a more informal basis to his team beyond the obligatory formal monthly one-on-one meetings, which, more often than not, were canceled because of his schedule.
His first idea was to connect with his local team in a casual way, by walking around the office where they worked after he arrived in the morning.[…] Continue Reading »
Ever worked for a bad boss? You know the type. They’re constantly stressing you out as they struggle to meet the demands of their job. They’re obsessed with themselves and overlook the contributions you could make if you were given a chance. They undermine your relationships, squeeze the sense of meaning from your job and never really help you to progress.[…] Continue Reading »