“The best mirror is an old friend” (Peter Nivio Zarlenga). I was reminded recently of the power of a good 360 feedback tool. And with so many brilliant products on the market, we’re spoilt for choice and it might even be hard to choose easily – not just the product, but also the people who will rate you.… Read More 3 answers . . .
I’m sure that you will know (I didn’t) that Super Tuesday is one of the most significant days in US primary elections: a pivotal moment for candidates hoping to gain the Republican and Democrat nominations in their bid for the White House. Now, I’ll be honest. The American Presidential Elections is not my Mastermind specialist subject, so… Read More Super thinking . . .
I like words. I learnt some new ones the other day: data rot and link decay. Ouch. I’m guessing they made it into the dictionary fairly recently, or at least into a more technical dictionary than the one I’m used to. And if you were wondering, they roughly translate as this:… Read More Looking after you . . .
A senior team recently asked for some input on how to give feedback – for performance meetings, welfare 1:1s, and about career development. I thought it a real strength that people operating at such a high level were honest enough to request this type of development – and for this particular team, definitely an… Read More Feeding back . . .
I’m reading a lot at the moment about psychological preferences. Articles about introverts abound: Oliver Burkeman‘s excellent article (2012), “ the introverts,” Susan Cain’s Quiet and Sylvia Loehken’s Quiet Impact (she asked me recently whether the majority of people in my own organisation were introverts or extraverts – I wasn’t sure I could answer), and Caring for your Introvert by Jonathan Rauch (who famously, it’s suggested… Read More Other people at breakfast . . .
A common theme of 360 feedback is lack of visibility of leaders. In a leader’s defence, multi-site working can create lengthy travelling times between locations, and time spent travelling is largely non-productive. But, there’s a reason why people are feeding back to you that they still want to see you. So maybe it’s time for… Read More Being seen