The day you won’t need a 360

I once had a manager who talked behind my back. Although I was a good (or even better than good) employee, she wasn’t willing to give me feedback directly. Even when I asked for it!  I knew (and told her I knew) that she was talking to others about her dissatisfaction with something I did. […]

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What to do with your 360 results

Some years ago, I participated in a 360-degree feedback assessment. I still have the report. It sits on the shelf, waiting for me to do something with it (realistically, it is no longer relevant to my current career). When this report was stealthily plopped on my desk I was in a dilemma about what to […]

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Don't Get Caught Naked

From Mary Jo’s monthly column, “Leadership”.Copyright 2009 West Michigan Business Review. Reprinted with permission. A favorite childhood fairy tale is Hans Christian Andersen`s “The Emperor`s New Clothes.” I still chuckle when I think of the emperor being duped into wearing a new suit of invisible cloth in an attempt not to appear stupid. The emperor`s […]

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