TalentSmart 360o Refined Leadership Assessment
360º feedback gathers the opinions of a leader’s supervisors, peers, direct reports, and other significant stakeholders (such as customers, board of directors, etc.) to gather a complete picture of the leader and give a person feedback on their leadership skills. The leader also rates themselves to provide a self/other comparison that builds insight and self-awareness. TalentsSmart’s 360o survey underwent decades of research in its design and validation. The items were developed, validated, and tested over a decade in a host of organizations of various sizes. When a leadership team participates in a 360o survey, they receive constructive feedback on their current skill level on 22 core and adaptive leadership skills. Participants are asked to complete a series of questions that from start to finish should take less than 20-minutes. Unlike other 360o survey tools, the benefit of this leadership assessment is that leaders receive additional developmental resources e.g., e-learning and a cutting-edge goal-tracking system. With these tools, leaders can establish a self-directed leadership improvement plan or a formal professional development leadership improvement plan. Notwithstanding, the initial feedback response does not have to define a leader’s end state, participants can set goals, share their goals from an accountability perspective with others, and monitor/track their progress. Moreover, in coaching/training, this tool provides leaders with a powerful way to bridge the gap between learning and doing.