NorQuest Weekly Round-up July 5

bigstock Success 4936474 195x300 NorQuest Weekly Round up July 5Here are the top leadership and talent management articles of the past week:

Business Insider:  Successful Hiring Isn’t Just About Skills: It’s About Attitude
Although skill sets are the main reason why most talent is hired, attitude is what really counts, says Mark Murphy, author of Hiring For Attitude. This article reviews why, and some of the ways companies can benefit from hiring not just for talent, but how they’ll fit in the company.

New York Times: In France, M.B.A. Candidates Learn Leadership, in the Mud
An absolutely fascinating article on the methods and results of leadership courses held at France’s officer training school, Saint-Cyr.

Business Insider: MBA Mondays: Retaining Your Employees
Fred Wilson, VC and principal of Union Square Ventures and writer of the influential A VC, outlines a plan to retain employees – communicate, hire well, culture matters, career paths, assessment, and compensation.
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363® for Leaders – A New Kind of 360 Feedback

Nobody really doubts the value of feedback in improving performance! Examples are everywhere – most obvious in professional sports!. But the same principle holds true in the business world – Leadership performance can be enhanced by feedback.

ED 363 363® for Leaders – A New Kind of 360 FeedbackNow Inscape Publishing has released 363 for Leaders as one of its Everything DiSC® series of learning assessments. But Everything DiSC® for Leaders isn’t just any 360. It combines the best of the 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three strategies for improving the subject’s leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360 experience that’s more productive and satisfying.

How is it different?

  1. First of all we took the sting out of 360 feedback:
    For many Leaders, 360 feedback can be a frustrating experience. It allows open ended comments which can be unfocused and even unhelpful. Often these anonymous comments can be a way to take an unwarranted jab at a colleague.
    With our exclusive, selectable comments feature, “Commentsmart”, raters can give focused, balanced, constructive feedbackthat the Leader can actually use. This time saving feature allows raters to expand on their ratings by choosing from a list of highly tested comments.
  2. Secondly, we made it easier to understand and use:
    Everything DiSC® 363 for Leaders combines clear visuals and a conversational narrative style to interpret and explain the data, making the report easy to understand and use.
  3. And we answered the “Now What” Question:ED 363 rpt 253x300 363® for Leaders – A New Kind of 360 Feedback
    Everything DiSC ®363 for Leaders answers the “Now what” question by giving leaders their next steps with three things they can focus on now! Strategies that will improve their leadership effectiveness, and  that can be translated into action immediately.

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