Team Performance - What Gets Measured Gets Managed

By Heath O'Leary on December 28, 2016 in

ThinkBox, Team Performance Surveys

Esteemed business writer and management consultant Peter Drucker once wrote, “What gets measured gets managed.” For a majority of organizations, employee performance reviews are how they measure and manage performance – and people. Performance ...

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Great Leaders Are Your Retention Strategy

  Here is a tough one to reconcile: if you aren't developing others, are you a leader? Leaders, like coaches, have the task of building their team and developing talent. That means an IT Leader can lead people in a finance function - or an HR leader ...

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Identifying the Decision Maker Can Be Difficult

By Stephen Griffin on December 21, 2016 in

360˚ Surveys

It is not an easy task to close deals, if it were we would all be throwing money in the air like they do in the movies. It isn't simple, but with the right mindset, tools, and perseverance — selling to HR departments and executives can build a long ...

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5 Ways To Get More Done With Your HR Budget

  Who doesn't want to achieve more with less? It doesn't matter if we are talking about an HR budget or the grocery bill, we all want more without the higher expense — this is easy to understand. However, knowing where to spend within your HR budget ...

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Top 10 Reasons Why You're Ready For A Leadership Development Program

Top 10? How about a 100 reasons?—well that would make for an awful blog post I suppose, so here are the top 10 signs you are ready to implement a leadership development program (click here or on the artwork to download a PDF version):  ...

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3 Simple Steps For Measuring Employee Development

I know I am over-simplifying this, but I am doing this intentionally. If you want to know if employee development is working, don't make it mandatory. Huh? You see, mandatory development is really training in disguise. Training, AKA going to some ...

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K.I.S.S. – Give Them Feedback. Reports That Actually Guide Development

  We see it time and time again, feedback programs come and go. It can be a revolving door of what is a hot topic today only to be switched for another feedback program tomorrow. Leadership development at the core is about feedback—not a classroom ...

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What is a 360? The Benefits Of Doing Something Different

By Stephen Griffin on December 07, 2016 in

What is 360˚ Feedback? 360˚ Survey is a questionnaire-based process where a person rates themselves and has others who interact with them on a regular basis (e.g., supervisor, peers, and direct reports) rate them on behaviors related to performance. ...

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Do Your Teams Really Trust One Another?

By Stephen Griffin on December 05, 2016 in

Team Performance Surveys

  Said another way: no trust = chaos.  If your team struggles with trust, consider the possibility that you're leading the individuals – rather than the team as a whole. Effective teams work together, coordinate their efforts, and are capable of ...

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The mystery of 360 report data. What language is this?

By Stephen Griffin on December 02, 2016 in

  Leaders don't make improvements over night. We can remove barriers to success though. What do I mean by this? 360 feedback programs provide a wealth of information to a leader because they can provide eye-opening insights on strengths and ...

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