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A Call for Leadership Assessments for Political Candidates

Nov 4, 2022 10:57:19 AM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in Skills, Capabilities, Leadership, Assessments

With the mid-term elections quickly approaching on November 8, 2022, I am reminded of a post I first published on LinkedIn in December 2015 titled “Leadership Assessments for Presidential Candidates.” I feel even more strongly now then I did then that the American people are missing a huge opportunity that would allow them to make the best decisions about whom they should elect to key political positions, including, and most importantly, the President of the United States. The opportunity is to use leadership assessments as a means for providing very important information about any political candidate and improve the public’s ability to predict who will be most successful in the roles for which they are running.

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One Thing Every Executive Should Know About Succeeding with Talent

Aug 2, 2022 10:52:41 AM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in 360 Assessment, Leadership, Talent

In thirty years of working in the Talent arena, I have learned a very important lesson about succeeding with and through talent. You need to have vision and business strategies. If they have a particular vision for their organization, they need to ensure that everything they do aligns with that vision. Strategic objectives should move the company closer to its vision. Structure and organizational processes should propel the vision rather than impede it. People should be selected, developed, and rewarded based upon the "fit" with that vision. It goes back decades ago to McKinsey's tried and true 7-S model.

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10 Things Your Organization Should be Doing to Help Employees Stay Engaged in Their Ongoing Development

Jul 19, 2022 9:19:07 AM / by Guest posted in Development, Engagement

 

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High-Impact 360 Feedback and Coaching: Part I – The Conversation

May 31, 2022 3:22:15 PM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in Feedback, 360 Assessment

When multi-rater or 360-degree assessments are implemented in an organization, often the company will evaluate and compare a number of 360 assessments and assessment partners. The following is a list of criteria to consider when comparing and contrasting options for 360 assessments and assessment partners:

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Having Development Discussions:

May 31, 2022 2:15:54 PM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in Development, Feedback

This job aid is designed specifically to help leaders and employees have strong and productive development discussions. It is meant to provide advice and guidance once the employee has completed The PROFILOR® feedback process, for three phases related to development discussions: preparing for the discussion, having the meeting, and following-up after the meeting. The following sections are organized according to these phases.

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What You Need to Know: Evaluating 360 Assessment Options

May 31, 2022 1:54:19 PM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in 360 Assessment, Assessments

When multi-rater or 360-degree assessments are implemented in an organization, often the company will evaluate and compare a number of 360 assessments and assessment partners. The following is a list of criteria to consider when comparing and contrasting options for 360 assessments and assessment partners:

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A Leader’s Guide to Effective Ongoing Development Discussions

May 31, 2022 11:22:17 AM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in Development, Feedback, Leadership

This Leader’s Guide is designed specifically to help leaders and employees have strong and productive development discussions, across time and on single occasions. Having these kinds of discussions help to ensure that the leader knows what is important to the employee’s engagement and feeling valued by the organization. They also help to ensure leaders and employees have the information they need to explore various career directions and opportunities for employees.

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Having Development Discussions: A Job Aid for Leaders and Employees

May 26, 2022 11:30:00 AM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in Development

When multi-rater or 360-degree assessments are implemented in an organization, often the company will evaluate and compare a number of 360 assessments and assessment partners. The following is a list of criteria to consider when comparing and contrasting options for 360 assessments and assessment partners:

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High-Impact 360 Feedback and Coaching: Part II – The Action Plan

May 12, 2022 3:19:00 PM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in Feedback, 360 Assessment, Coaching

Part I of High-Impact 360 Feedback and Coaching focused on the development discussion. We also published a job aid that can be used as a guide for these discussions. Part II of our series on High-Impact 360 Feedback and Coaching focuses on how to create a robust action plan. The ideas that follow are useful whether or not a person has participated in a 360-feedback process. A 360-feedback process does, however, provide invaluable information for creating the strongest action plans. The following practices provide guidelines to follow for strong action plans:

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Realizing Organizational Value with The PROFILOR® 360

Apr 26, 2022 2:19:00 PM / by Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., SPHR posted in Feedback, 360 Assessment, Leadership

It’s well understood that 360 feedback provides an individual with the insight to build skills and add value to the organization, but what benefit can an organization derive from the broad use of 360 feedback?

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