I've fielded several questions on the topic of "staff development" lately. Having been in leadership for more than 35 years, I can confidently say that I've seen many staff members "develop." What we have to ask ourselves is the purpose of "staff development" and what's the best way to get it done? Obviously, the purpose is to "develop staff," but how well do we actually do that? Another relevant question is … [Read more...]
360 Degree Feedback
Are 360 Degree, Anonymous Performance Appraisals A Useful Tool When It Comes To Overall Staff Development?
Are you a fan of 360-degree performance appraisals? Does the anonymous nature of the feedback bother you? Is periodic, anonymous feedback from leaders, peers, and subordinates a useful staff development tool? The process begins with a third party (usually Human Resources) sending out assessment forms to leaders, peers, and subordinates. The forms are sent in, gathered, reviewed, and summarized for the staff … [Read more...]