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360 Degree Feedback: Benefits & Best Practices

By Brian Griffith on Jun 26, 2018 12:38:00 PM


Leadership development is one of the most important investments that organizations can make. The best companies know that attracting and retaining top talent is only half the battle. Developing leaders by preparing them for future responsibilities is the best way to insure future success. One of the most successful ways businesses can develop future leaders is through a simple, but powerful tool - 360 degree feedback.

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Creativity and the Power of Divergent Thinking

By Brian Griffith on Mar 6, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Creativity can be difficult to define and even more difficult to facilitate. In her book, Making the Team: A Guide For Managers, Leigh Thompson states that “Team creativity is the Holy Grail of teamwork: Everyone wants it, but very few people know where to look for it or how to set up the conditions to make it happen." Here's how you do it.

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Is Conflict In the Workplace Bad?

By Brian Griffith on Apr 13, 2016 9:17:18 PM


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Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders

By Brian Griffith on Apr 6, 2016 8:26:16 PM


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Roles and Responsibilities on Teams

By Brian Griffith on Mar 25, 2016 3:01:16 PM

As teams work on common goals, members fill various roles and responsibilities to contribute to the group effort. Researchers Steven Bray and Lawrence Brawley define roles as a “set of prescriptions that define the behaviors required of an individual member who occupies a certain position.” These roles can be assigned by the leader, decided by the team, or volunteered for by specific members. Regardless of how the decision is made, the leader must believe the member assigned to a particular role has the skills, commitment and appropriate attitude to carry out the task.

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Nonverbal Communication In The Workplace

By Brian Griffith on Mar 4, 2016 10:05:10 AM


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Why Employees Leave Companies

By Brian Griffith on Feb 22, 2016 1:19:34 PM

The well-researched and bestselling book, “Good to Great”, speculates that one of the most important characteristics of great companies is the quality of human capital within its ranks. Truly visionary companies know how to get the right people on their bus and in the right seats. Once this happens, the right people are smart and motivated enough to figure out where the bus should be going and how they are going to get there. But finding and keeping the right people is no small task.

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

By Brian Griffith on Feb 12, 2016 7:05:58 PM


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Leadership Development and 360-Degree Assessments

By Brian Griffith on Feb 5, 2016 7:05:43 PM


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The Challenges of Virtual Teams

By Brian Griffith on Jan 29, 2016 11:46:57 PM


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