EVALUATION & Behaviors from 360-reviews that Define Successful Leaders

The Behaviors that Define A-Players
by Jack Zenger, Harvard Business Review

“To see what separates the competent from the exceptional individual performers, we collected 50,286 360-degree evaluations conducted over the last five years on 4,158 individual contributors…

Set stretch goals and adopt high standards for themselves. This was the single most powerful differentiator…

Work collaboratively… “the ability to work collaboratively and foster teamwork.”  And this trait did distinguish the great from the merely competent…

Volunteer to represent the group. The best individual contributors were highly effective at representing their groups to other departments or units within the organization. If you want to stand out, have the courage to raise your hand and offer to take on the extra work of representing your group. In this way you will gain recognition, networking opportunities, and valuable learning experiences…

Embrace change, rather than resisting It...Change is difficult for everyone, but is necessary for organizational survival.  The best individual contributors are quick to embrace change in both tactics and strategy.”  Read more at … http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/04/what-a-players-do/