Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: When does 'authenticity' backfire?

When you consider the possible negative impact of “authenticity gone wrong,” it’s not a stretch to see why so many managers opt instead to put up a firewall between themselves and their employees.

September 28, 2013
Dennis Blond
If there is a 'mismatch', what negative behavior will you see?
September 27, 2013
Larry Cipolla
How 360 degree feedback helps managers put human capital first

An engaged team of employees represents an unquestionable competitive advantage for a company, but such a pursuit is only likely to end successfully if managers properly invest in their employees.

September 26, 2013
Larry Cipolla
'Measure three times, cut once': The value of showing compassion toward employees

The results of leadership assessments, made available through CCi Surveys International, will provide insights to leaders who may need to alter their behaviors toward their team members.

September 24, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: Lessons from Coach Bill Belichick

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick views each athlete as a “shareholder” who has something important to contribute to the organization. 

September 24, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Going beyond vague feedback with 360 assessments

Reviews in which a manager simply tells a team member that he or she “is doing great” are not productive. With 360 degree feedback, employees can learn how to become stronger contributors.

September 18, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Why it's not enough to just hire good candidates

Companies must take the time to create a smooth onboarding process and then regularly check with team members to guarantee that they feel as if they are being challenged.

September 18, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Hold the sugar: Using constructive feedback to implement change

360 evaluations are not designed to drag employees down—they are designed to bring them up, along with the entire organization.

September 17, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Leadership Lens: Learning to think in terms of 'and' instead of 'or'

Leadership assessments can help managers understand the best approaches to take with their employees. 

September 15, 2013
Larry Cipolla
Study: Congressional staff more engaged than general workforce

According to research from the Congressional Management Foundation 63 percent of congressional staff said that they were determined to accomplish their work goals, while just 34 percent of the broader U.S. business world felt the same way.

September 11, 2013