International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.1
As part of our work in challenging the status quo through continuous learning, inclusive leadership and purposeful teamwork, we have the greatest honor partnering with a new client, Marietta High School (MHS) in the metro Atlanta area, as they demonstrate their commitment to work for justice, disrupt inequity, understand and appreciate diversity, and improve inclusion.
We have worked with hundreds of leaders inside organizations administering, delivering and coaching around 360 degree feedback programs as a developmental process designed to improve leadership skills. We have been fascinated by the way leaders respond to the feedback from their bosses, peers and direct reports. They tend to respond in the following ways:
As we engage in conversations with executives about developing talent and leaders in the workplace, they often reply, “We already have leadership development covered” when in fact, they don’t. Frequently, the lack of an effective leadership development and training program results from thinking only the “senior players” need to evolve in areas of leadership. However, the best leadership development goals for any organization are an integral part of the strategic business plan which includes all employees and managers since that is where operational execution occurs at it’s core.