Happy Friday Everyone. Welcome to the first installment of 3 Good Reads where we will pick (you guessed it) three things worth reading this week. In Leadership: 1. Top Companies for Developing Leaders Share These 5 Leadership Traits. Caroline Ceniza-Levine summarizes what the 2014 winners of Aon Hewitt’s “Top Companies For Leaders” all have in common. Read […]Read more "3 Good Reads"
In a recent HBR article, Jack Zenger & Joseph Folkman write about why middle managers are so unhappy. No one should really be surprised with their Top 5. 5. They don’t feel valued or appreciated. 4. They feel they are treated unfairly compared with others. 3. Their work lacks meaning and purpose. 2. They see no career […]Read more "Top 5 Reasons Middle Managers are So Unhappy"
Whether it is developing assessments, coaching executives, or just taking better care of our clients than anyone else…our team here at Sigma is second to none. Case in point are the in-house resources that we develop for our coaching clients. So for today’s post, I thought I would share one of those resources specifically targeted […]Read more "Strategic Planning Skills: Development Pointers (Part 1)"
Properly implemented 360 degree feedback initiatives have the potential to deliver a great deal of value for your employees and your organization. 360 degree feedback: Reinforces the links between what is required for the job and actual performance. Provides a way to actually measure performance in a quantitative (ratings) and qualitative (comments) way. Gives employees […]Read more "Are You Ready for 360 Degree Feedback?"
Schedule Time for Enhancing Your Technical Knowledge with today’s Leadership Development Tip! Technical knowledge can mean a variety of things depending on your organization. The knowledge may be technology based if you work at a software company or regulatory in nature if you work in the financial services sector. Regardless of what type of organization […]Read more "Get Technical"
Balance is Key with today’s Leadership Development Tip! Don’t forget to take time to enjoy your life outside of work and set aside some free time to do what you most enjoy. Your desire to succeed and overcome challenges at work should not compromise other aspects of your life. Balance is key – create a […]Read more "Finding Balance"
In Part 2 of this series, we discuss how to make 360 Feedback ‘fit’ into your organization. In today’s installment, we will discuss how to ensure your process is Psychometrically Sound. Three important steps include: 1. Make Sure Your 360 Instrument is Reliable & Valid A good assessment should be reliable and valid. It must measure […]Read more "360 Degree Feedback Best Practices – Part 3"