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360 Feedback, a key component of leadership development

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Building the right leadership capability to drive business performance is a key issue facing organisations today. A changing competitive landscape, rapid advances in technology and an ever-increasing need for innovation all point to a shift in the demands on leaders.

Whether there is a need to be strategically agile, more flexible or to foster collaboration, individuals need to know the extent to which they are effective in their roles.

360_image small A powerful way to ensure people align with organizational leadership needs and realize their full potential is through 360-Degree feedback and coaching.Done well, participants are driven toward self-awareness and self-improvement in line with business goals and personal career aspirations.

Best practice 360-Degree feedback is instrumental in developing leadership capability because it:

  • Raises the self-awareness of the participants
  • Stimulates self-improvement for job and career success
  • Provides knowledge about what choices are best suited to individuals’ personal development
  • Creates a climate for honest development conversations
  • Identifies those who are serious and intentional about their development
  • Helps teams learn to work more effectively together
  • Determines common development needs across the team

The insight gained from 360-degree feedback must be converted into action to create positive change. Self-monitoring on the leadership development journey is rarely sufficient and coaching can be used to sustain the effort by setting goals, agreeing milestones, and celebrating achievements.