3 Myths About 360s

Research confirms that leadership skills positively influence sales, net income, turnover and employee engagement. So how can you ensure that your leaders have the competencies and skills they need to drive results? By implementing a 360-degree feedback process for all your leaders. For almost 20 years, our firm has been designing and implementing 360-degree feedback …

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Is Your Feedback a Gift Card?

We often use the expression “All feedback is a gift.” During this holiday season it occurred to me that in fact, feedback is a gift card. A recent study estimated that if you don’t use a gift card within two weeks of receipt, there’s only a 20% chance that you will ever use it. Some cards even …

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Self-Esteem and Leadership

Imagine being told: “You need to improve your presence.” “Why can’t you think on your feet?” “You don’t do well with conflict, do you?” “You’re being defensive.” As you move beyond your emotional reaction, you might ask if low self-esteem contributes to these statements. Is it theirs or yours? What is self-esteem? Nathaniel Branden, the acclaimed …

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How Can HR Add Value?

By pinpointing the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will drive your organization’s vision, values and direction. This is called competency modeling. It’s not just HR’s role. As a leader, you must ensure that you hire, train, coach and model the agreed to competencies in all your daily leadership activities. The HR Reporter recently asked me to pen …

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Are You “Career Smart”?

A recent coaching client described his devastation when his boss advised him that “his services were no longer required”. To all appearances, he was on a trajectory to success. He had an engineering degree coupled with an MBA and five years of progressively more senior roles in a fast growing industry. As “Michael” listened to …

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Making Training Stick

Our clients often ask if CORE’s workshops are offered in a modular format; for example, two hours every two weeks. Cited is the need to minimize time away from the job. The answer is “Yes.” The dilemma? Ensuring that learners learn and your organization maximizes its ROI. Over the years we’ve learned a number of …

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Are You a Perfectionist? Change that Habit!

It used to be that when job applicants were asked to name 3 strengths, the response “I’m a perfectionist” was seen as desirable. Not anymore. Because in this frenzied world where managing complexity is the norm, perfectionists often: Slow down completion of assignments Set unrealistic goals Have difficulty delegating Berate themselves or others when they …

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