We consistently see leadership as one of the strongest drivers of engagement across our global benchmarks. It is the key in many instances to successful company growth and sustainability. Yet many organisations don’t invest in gaining a clear understanding of what their leaders unique strengths and opportunities are. Thousands of dollars go spent on leadership development programs with very little data to back decisions made on where to focus or evaluate success.
Leadership Effectiveness through 360 Feedback
Culture Amp has developed a Leadership 360 survey with the purpose of providing both leaders and organisations with valuable insights into their current leadership capability. Aggregate data can guide global leadership development and training initiatives, while individual reports support leaders to focus on their own unique leadership strengths and opportunities.
"Our Leadership Effectiveness survey is a diagnostic instrument that helps individual leaders apply 360 methodology to gather actionable feedback and insights for personal development."
Culture Amp's Leadership 360:
- Specifically targets leadership skills (distinct from manager) required in today’s workplace
- Designed for senior leaders, i.e. C-suite, executives and senior directors
- Developmental focused with emphasis on strengths and opportunities
- Provides individual reports with actionable insights
- Aggregates group level data
- Is a customisable survey template
Background to our Leadership 360
We define effective leadership as the ability to inspire, influence and instill confidence across the organization. To show resilience, drive change and lead through ambiguous, complex and tough situations, all the while demonstrating authenticity, care and curiosity. It’s a tough gig!
We deliberately address the distinction between management and leadership. Our Leadership 360 targets the behaviors unique to leadership and therefore does not include managerial tasks such as 1:1s or setting individual performance goals. Instead we focus what is required from leaders in today’s workplace – items such as 'Grit', 'Change agent' and 'Global mindset' speak to the capabilities required of leaders in fast growth environments. Included but not limited to, our Leadership 360 covers factors around:
- Driving change
- Influence and confidence
- Global mindset and strategic initiative
- Authenticity and emotional awareness
- Grit and resilience
Our Leadership 360 is designed specifically for the professional development of senior leaders – including C-suite, executives and senior directors. Like all of Culture Amp Effectiveness tools, it is developmental focused and equips leaders in a non-threatening way with rich qualitative and quantitative feedback they can action.
The Leadership 360 incorporates the same methodology as our Individual 360 – utilizing findings from coaching, positive psychology and development and motivational science. It promotes a growth and forward focused approach to providing your senior leadership team with real-time feedback to foster a more productive and engaging workforce. It utilizes strengths and opportunities, with an emphasis on rich qualitative examples.
The items are based on a thorough review of leadership frameworks, models, research and existing 360s, as well interviews with SMEs, L&D professionals and current executives and senior leaders. The survey is also customizable and can be adapted to align with any existing leadership frameworks developed internally at your company.
In a Nutshell
Our 360 promotes a growth and forward focused approach to providing your senior leadership team with real-time feedback to foster a more productive and engaging work environment. Following the completion of each 360, leaders will receive a custom report with:
- Top identified strengths
- Top identified opportunities to focus on
- Easily digestible qualitative feedback
- Interactive action planning resources (coming soon)
Building a feedback culture and growth culture begins with Leadership. Leaders who demonstrate a commitment to their personal growth and development, set the path for all employees to follow.
The Leadership 360 template in available for all Effectiveness and full-platform customers. You can find it now in your template library.