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There have been a lot of fantastic “#leadership” quotes floating around the Twittersphere these past few weeks, which inspired me to find some of my own. Please find some of my favorites that I found. Enjoy… and have a great weekend!

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. -Rosalyn Carter

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people. -Mohandas Gandhi

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. -Ralph Lauren

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss….The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads and the boss drives. -Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. -Harold S. Geneen

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -Harry Truman

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. -Thomas Jefferson

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. -George Van Valkenburg

The great leaders are like the best conductors- they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the player. -Blaine Lee

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. -Stephen Covey

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Checkpoint 360 Reports: Your Questions Answered

In a previous post entitled Who’s afraid of the big, bad boss?, I touched a little bit on the 360 Profile as a great way to prevent bad management from plaguing your organization. Since then, I’ve received quite a few questions about the profile, and I thought a quick blog post was a great place to provide you with answers.

What are the benefits of using a 360 report?

Many of our clients use 360 reports to provide feedback on their leaders from all different angles. Your leader’s staff, supervisors, co-workers and even clients can all assess the leader’s skills, thus providing 360 degrees of personalized feedback.

This type of feedback is vital for any leader to better understand their leadership style and make improvements. Like I had mentioned in that Bad Management blog post, bad management is preventable. Providing a leader with constructive feedback from the people they work with allows them to see how they are received by other people.

What makes Checkpoint 360 different?

Many of the 360 reports out there are costly, time consuming and extremely complicated to interpret. Some 360’s are so in depth that you need to be certified to use them. Often the feedback is so detailed, that your leader can’t figure out what to do with the information.

What’s exciting about the Checkpoint 360 profile is that the leader gets great feedback without the costs or the complication of other 360 surveys. Plus, you don’t need to be certified to administer it. The Checkpoint 360 report that uses narrative and graphics to give the leader the information they need to improve.

Has it been tested?

Yes. Similar to other Wiley profiles, it has been research-validated by a team of experts. It was tested and developed for more than 3 years, and field tested with over 400 leaders and 3,000 raters. You can read more about the research by viewing our Checkpoint 360 Validation Report.

How does it work?

First, you will identify who will be the leader. When you know who will be receiving the 360 profile, identify the raters. These can be co-workers, supervisors, employees, personal friends, neighbors, etc.

The rater categories include:

  • Supervisor
  • Direct Reports
  • Peers
  • Other

The leader and raters will all complete the assessment based on their views. The 360 report will be generated and include every raters’ results compared to their own.

The Checkpoint 360 profile is a great way to bring feedback into your leadership training. Although the report is extremely detailed, its narrative and visual components make it easy to understand and remember.

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