Larry Cipolla
Fixing common workplace problems with 360 degree feedback

It is unrealistic to think that every employee within an organization will be perfect, especially when they first start the job. However, common workplace issues can be caught before they become major problems that are dangerous to a business’ bottom line.

February 27, 2013
Larry Cipolla
The far-reaching capabilities of 360 degree feedback

The results from a 360 degree assessment can be used in many ways. Leadership competencies can be applied to managerial training programs, a dual-career development track or even a company’s succession planning process.

February 27, 2013
Larry Cipolla
How employee engagement can be used as company fuel

Rules are everywhere. From the federal laws that are designed to keep Americans safe to social norms that dictate on which side of the escalator one should walk versus stand. They can be simple or complex, but a key way for them to be understood is through communication.

February 26, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: Extraordinary managers learn from their mistakes

It is not enough to simply admit that a mistake happened. True leadership is when a manager goes a step further and takes the time to learn from the situation and put forth the effort to change. Using leadership assessments that are centered around 360 feedback can help in this process.

February 22, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Crafting sales teams through the 360 feedback process

With a 360 assessment that is catered to sales teams, employees can learn from not only their managers but also their customers. This well-rounded appraisal process will help companies find the best ways to bring their products or services to the public.

February 21, 2013
Larry Cipolla
How to mold underperformers with 360 feedback

Employees who produce mediocre work can be just as detrimental to a business’ bottom line as team members who consistently make the same mistakes over and over. Whether the catalyst lies in a contributor’s hard skills or if it involves interactions with co-workers, it is important for managers to work with employees – not against them.

February 20, 2013
Larry Cipolla
360 degree feedback can help bridge the gap of disconnect

According to a recent survey from career site Monster, if it was up to a popular vote for managerial staff, many would not find themselves voted back into office. When 577 respondents were asked who they would vote into their manager’s position, only one-fourth opted to keep their current leader.

February 19, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: Regain your sense of childlike wonder to push your business forward

Toddlers often ask, “Why?” as a follow-up to explanations from adults, which leads to exasperated parents and caregivers. However, if leaders in the business world took the time to have a similar approach, they could find better connections with employees and their company as a whole.

February 15, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Every employee is coachable with the right tools

In the business world, it is important for employees to be open to constructive feedback from coworkers and managers. In the 360 feedback process, this is much easier. That way, supervisors can highlight work habits that are productive and identify the ones that can benefit from a new action plan.

February 14, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Valentine's Day is not the only time to let employees know you care

Valentine’s Day might be a nationally recognized holiday to affirm one’s love to family, friends or a significant other, but businesses can take some extra time any day of the year to ensure that employees understand their worth.

February 13, 2013