Category Archives: Leadership

When NOT to do a 360…

I was once asked about performing  a 360 assessment on an individual who was “having problems.” This is a good reason NOT to do one – at least, not without more information on the situation. Upon further questioning, it turned … Continue reading

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Wisdom from a genius mentor of mine…

Thomas Leonard, who died at the age of 49 in 2003, was my coach, mentor and friend.  He was also a genius and one of the early founders and definers of the coaching profession. He founded the International Coach Federation … Continue reading

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Leaving a Legacy…

A while back, Marshall Goldsmith wrote on his blog about dealing with being a “lame duck” in an organization—those senior, influential leaders who are either retiring or moving on. As usual, he hit the nail on the head.  Rather than … Continue reading

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Does a 360 enhance or harm the relationship between a manager and a direct report?

I’d suggest that the right answer is, it depends – on the organization’s culture, on how the 360 is positioned, on how bought in senior leadership is on the use of the tool, and indeed, what the organization’s expectations are … Continue reading

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“Leading from behind”…a newly relevant old concept

There’s an interesting discussion going on right now on the Five Dysfunctions of a Team group on LinkedIn – it’s for those of us who are devotees, if you will, of Patrick Lencioni’s eponymous landmark book.  Someone posted a thoughtful … Continue reading

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