How am I doing? What am I good at? Which skills do I need to improve? These are just some of the questions managers ask themselves & need feedback on.
Nobody likes operating in the darkness of night. Even when things are running smoothly, management performance needs to be acknowledged. Positive feedback is a recognition tool that is just as important to dispense when things are going well, as is negative feedback when things are not running as planned.
It was Ken Blanchard that once said, ‘feedback is the breakfast of champions’. We all need feedback so that we can learn, develop and improve. This is why Exponential is championing the widespread use of 360 degree assessment and feedback tools such as Perspectives 360.
Perspectives 360 is a simple management skills assessment and feedback system which is fast becoming accessible to managers in more and more countries. Only last month, Exponential played host to Tope Toogun, Managing Director of Accelerated Learning Systems from Nigeria, resulting in the availability of Perspectives 360 throughout Nigeria. Tope’s organisation has become the latest Perspectives 360 National Partner.
Accelerated Learning Systems has established links with a number of universities around the world including Geneva Business School, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
The Nigerian economy is the second largest in sub-Saharan Africa after South Africa. It has large reserves of natural resources and has the potential to build a highly prosperous economy. I am excited about working with Tope and his colleagues and playing a part in the development of Nigerian managers and businesses.
In addition to over 30 local UK Partners, the Perspectives 360 Network now extends from Europe to the Caribbean and from Singapore to South Africa. The continued expansion of the Network means that Exponential is building a unique management skills benchmark database.
To become a National Perspectives 360 Partner, organisations need to be able to demonstrate their commitment to quality; a passion for developing management excellence; and the desire to build a national or regional network of Perspectives 360 Facilitators. To-date the Network of National Partners includes the Arthur Loc Jack Graduate School of Business (Trinidad), Eduquest International Institute (Singapore), ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania), Kadis (Slovenia), Best Cybernetics (Greece and Cyprus) and the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Ireland). There are also partners in Romania, Moldova and South Africa. Discussions are under way with potential partners in Turkey, Portugal, Germany, Mongolia, Kosovo and Albania.
Throughout 2013-14, Exponential is also looking to appoint National Partners in Australia, Brazil, the Middle East, New Zealand, USA and India. To find out more about becoming a Perspectives 360 Partner (either as a National or Local Partner) please contact us for further information.