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Ten Ways to Get the Most from a 360-Degree Leadership Assessment
By David Levy
Dan McCarthy of the Whittemore School of Business Economics shares some best practices for getting the most value from a 360° leadership assessment.
In employee-owned businesses, an alignment of goals and priorities is vital and desired. The leadership should be interested in an assessment of their performance. Leadership in these companies may be unorthodoxly defined because it may include culture leadership and not only corporate leadership.
What is a 360° assessment? It is a process in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes the employee's manager, peers, and direct reports. It is an effective way to get feedback, often against a set of pre-defined leadership competencies.
Here are McCarthy's 10 top tips for getting the most value from a 360° leadership assessment:
1. Mentally prepare yourself
Prepare yourself to accept the feedback positively, as the next step to becoming a better leader.