Online leadership skills assessment tools can be quite expensive, so we are very excited to be able to offer several quality online assessment tools at no cost through our special partnership with G360Surveys.com
I'd like to introduce you to Dr. Brian Griffin. Brian is an adjunct
professor, author and former director of the Human and Organizational
Development Program at Vanderbilt University. He has written two books
on team leadership and received numerous teaching awards.
In 2009, Brian
created an anonymous 360 degree survey tool. This tool enabled his students to give and
receive meaningful feedback, which they could use to create more meaningful professional development plans.
Over time, word spread and many other universities began using the tool. Leaders of businesses and organizations are now using Brian's G360 survey platform, which provides a variety of leadership skills assessment tools.
I encourage you to learn more about Brian and take advantage of his generous offer to our Leadership-Tools.com subscribers. Okay, take it away Brian!
Thanks Richard for allowing me the opportunity to address your audience, and thank YOU for taking time to learn more about what G360Surveys can offer. I promise the next few minutes will be well worth your time.
Unfortunately, too many
people stop learning and growing after only a few short years in a new job or
position. That’s exactly when leaders need to be courageous enough
to critically examine their performance and figure out what they can do to be
"An unexamined life is not worth living."
One of the best ways to get feedback on what you’re doing well
and what could be improved is by initiating a 360 degree review using our leadership skills assessment tools. Research has
shown that most people are not very good judges of their own behavior. Rigorous self-examination
and getting honest feedback from others are two of the most effective ways to
improve our leadership skills.
I created various leadership skills assessment tools to give individuals
and teams the feedback they need to become more effective. After taking one of
my 360 degree assessments recently, a manager boldly stated that I had saved
her career. That feedback was music to my ears and I know these tools can be highly valuable to you and your team as well.
Why Use Leadership Skills Assessment Tools?
What I have come to believe is that we get better at almost
anything in life by doing it and then reflecting on what worked and what didn’t
work. Whether you want to learn how to hit a golf ball, play guitar or cook a
gourmet meal, we try something and then step back and evaluate the outcome.
a fan of various cooking shows on TV, I’ve noticed that aspiring chefs are constantly
tasting the food they’re cooking to get a sense of whether or not the meal is
progressing as planned. Then they present their completed dish to the judges
for evaluation and feedback. The best chefs learn from that feedback and take
those lessons into the next round of competition.
In a similar way, the
military is famous for doing after-action reviews to critique the relative
success of training exercises or actual missions. After such a review, they
learn from the experience and implement new strategies and tactics to be more
effective in the future.
"The strength of an organization is strongly related to the ongoing development of its leaders."
Leadership skills assessment tools can do the same thing! Getting quality feedback
from the people who have a front row seat to your leadership practices will allow you
to identify the things that are working well along with the areas that need
Often, it’s the small things that can sabotage
our performance, and those small issues can be easily changed. Of course, we won’t know what those things are until we ask
people to give us their perspective. Using our leadership skills assessment tools, you will know what you need to work on so you
can create a plan to address those short comings and improve performance.
What Are 360 Pulse Surveys?
In the last seven years, I’ve developed a number of leadership skills assessment tools
for senior leaders, mid-level managers and emerging leaders.More recently,
I created a new approach to giving leaders real-time feedback, which we call our
Shorter than traditional 360° assessments, Pulse Surveys allow
leaders to launch their own 360° survey and collect
anonymous feedback from those they work with.
There are four different types of Pulse
Surveys: (Available at no cost to Leadership-Tools subscribers)
Leadership PulseSurvey - this is our broadest assessment that allows almost any
level of leader to get meaningful feedback from others.
PulseSurvey - allows people who are not yet in leadership positions to get
feedback on the types of competencies that are predictive of future success as
Virtual Leader Pulse Survey - to get feedback
into the hands of the tens of thousands of virtual leaders that have been
thrown into that role as a result of the pandemic of 2020. We heard from many people
that because they are leading in a virtual or remote environment, they’re not able
to judge how well they are doing as leaders.
- anonymously solicits feedback from team members about the strengths and
weaknesses of the team along with their suggestions for improvement.
How Do 360 Pulse Surveys Work?
Our Pulse Surveys are designed to be easy to use and
executed directly by leaders themselves with results in as little as three days.
You can go to www.g360surveys.com/pulse-surveys
to get an overview along with sample reports.
In a nutshell, here’s how these leadership skills assessment tools
First, you create an account from a link on that webpage and name your first
Second, you answer 16 questions that measures your performance on eight
core competencies for that particular survey.
Finally, you’ll get a link that
you can send to people to get their anonymous feedback.
It only takes about 10
minutes from start to finish. Your colleagues will answer the same questions about
you that you answered about yourself. Then they will also identify three strengths
of yours in addition to giving you open ended feedback about how you can become
a better leader.
For a quick 4 minute tutorial of how to launch a new Pulse Survey, click and expand the video below.
When the results are available, you’ll get an email from the
system inviting you to view the feedback.
Is This Really Free?
Yes, you may use our Pulse Survey's for free. While the normal price for our Pulse Surveys
is $30 per report, because of our relationship with Leadership-Tools.com there
is no cost to you. Just follow a couple simple steps...
At the credit card screen, use the special
promo code for Leadership-Tools subscribers, which can be located in the
"Special Codes" section of the Leadership Tools Library. After entering the special code you can download your PDF report for free.
(Note: If you are not yet a Leadership-Tools subscriber, you can subscribe free here. Right after you sign up, you'll receive a password that enables you to access the Leadership Tools Library.)
In the report you receive, you can click on any of the eight core competencies
and be taken to a webpage that describes that competency in more detail with suggestions
for improvement including recommended videos, books and websites to visit. At
the end of the feedback report is a personal development planning worksheet
where you can identify two goals for improvement and create an action plan for
We suggest that you share your development plan with at least two people
to get their support and advice on how to grow in those areas.
Again, the goal of using our leadership skills assessment tools is to provide you with valuable
information about what you’re doing well and what you need to do to improve
your leadership skills. Without that knowledge, it’s difficult to continue along
the path of sustained, long-term growth over your whole career.
That’s why so many
people plateau after just four or five years. We are excited to partner with Leadership-Tools.com to offer our Pulse Surveys to help facilitate your personal and professional development.
Additionally, we have trained
coaches available if you would like some help in interpreting your reports or
creating a development plan and, of course, we would welcome the opportunity to
speak with your company or organization if they could benefit from our line of
full 360° assessments, our Pulse Surveys, or our training workshops.
If you use one of our Pulse Surveys and feel you or your team have benefited from the tools, please consider submitting a review at Capterra and give us a
shout-out on your company website or personal blog.
If you have questions about Pulse Surveys or any of the services we provide at G360Surveys.com, please feel free to send me an email. Cheers!