Larry Cipolla
How 360 feedback can help incorporate change

A clear explanation, paired with an adjustment period and a follow-up meeting, can all ease employees’ concerns.

April 29, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: Confessions of a bad boss

One bad boss can have negative ramifications for an entire company.

April 29, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Why it's important to create unique training and development plans

With people being so varied and unique, why does the business world think that training and development programs have to follow one cookie cutter format?

April 25, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Important lessons from J.C. Penney's CEO rollercoaster ride

Radical changes can have positive effects, sometimes in dramatic fashion. However, customers are not always open to change, and other times employees can be just as resistant to altering their daily routine.

April 23, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Debunking employee engagement myths

There are some critics who stand firm in the belief that team members will just be told of their shortcomings in an employee engagement survey.

April 19, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Case study: Could 360 feedback help retail chains?

McDonald’s is becoming famous for a less-than-flattering trait – bad employees. How can a company make the necessary changes to keep customers happy while not compromising its overall goals?

April 19, 2013
Larry Cipolla
How baseball is similar to 360 degree feedback

Not every team will make it to the championship game, but each group can make individual improvements that will help the organization be better than it was before.

April 19, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Large companies can still benefit from employee feedback

Leadership staff can use employee opinion surveys and focus on better employee engagement to ensure that opinions are not ignored and individuality is encouraged.

April 12, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Fine-tune 360 feedback to your company needs

If an organization sees that it can grow in certain areas – like absenteeism or turnover – the 360 survey can be fine-tuned to create improvement in those specific metrics.

April 11, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Find balance between playing favorites and meeting employee needs

Even elementary school-age children understand the meaning of a “teacher’s pet.” But how are managers supposed to reward good behavior without playing favorites?

April 9, 2013