Larry Cipolla
Typical performance appraisals do not always benefit employee development

A contribution piece in technology and business blog Inc. criticized employee evaluations, saying that when it comes down to it, an organization’s priorities should have it’s team members placed last.

December 31, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: Listen to your employees

Team members often crave well-rounded and constructive feedback from their immediate supervisor. Not knowing where they stand can cause undue stress and anxiety, which can affect their daily performance.

December 28, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Unlocking the mysteries of organizational culture

What should be a part of any company’s culture is a dedication to the 360 feedback process, along with the candor and honesty it promotes.

December 27, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Balance of power shifting toward employees heading into 2013

Given employees’ apparent new-found role as power wielders, more companies should consider using 360 feedback processes to evaluate the performance of their workforce.

December 26, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Decreased 'face time' with employees complicates review processes for managers

For managers, a downside of more of their workers not being physically present is that they are unable to observe them on a day-to-day basis.

December 24, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: Take the time to learn from success

Learning from failure is crucial in order for anyone to move forward. However, learning from success is easily overlooked.

December 21, 2012
Larry Cipolla
How to create meaning for your employees

Granting employees more responsibility – showing that they are trusted and valued contributors – can lead to true leadership development. With that, managers are ensuring the future of the company.

December 20, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Balancing gut instinct and precise methods

While gut instinct might be important for some aspects in the business world, staying methodical in other areas can also be beneficial. The key is to use open communication to ensure that any created action plan adheres to everyone’s needs.

December 19, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Change a culture by working with employees through 360 feedback

Through 360 degree feedback, company leaders can gather a better understanding of what contributors want to accomplish. Together, an action plan can be created, one that will encourage an employee’s success along with the business.

December 18, 2012
Larry Cipolla
Use 360 feedback to integrate new employees

By instituting regular employee evaluations, fueled with 360 feedback, an organization will ensure that all team members are able to devote themselves to the business, while still allowing for personal growth.

December 17, 2012