Survey and Assessment Interpretation

Using a Coach with 360° Data I believe that a participant is not likely to interpret 360 results in a meaningful, constructive, and proactive way without the help of a coach. -SANDRA MASHIHI, Interpreting 360-Feedback Results: Who Should Do It?, Envisia Learning Taking part in personal assessments, surveys and using 360-degree multi-source feedback are all very […]

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Dan Elder, Executive Coach

Dan Elder is a leadership coach, management consultant, and change agent who has coached and mentored hundreds of leaders at all levels. A retired Command Sergeant Major with more than 26-years serving soldiers and their families, he has deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq, Dan is an author, editor or reviewer on a number of soldier-related books […]

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360-degree assessments for Killeen, Temple & Waco

We use multi-source feedback 360-degree assessment tools that provide individuals with straightforward, practical feedback on job-related skills necessary for effectiveness in a management role. Our products simplicity also makes it an ideal first step for organizations that are new to the 360-degree assessment process. Our surveys can be used with supervisors and managers, as well as individual contributors. […]

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Unit Cycle dictates knowledge management posture

Where your unit is in the Army Forces Generation cycle dictates how it approaches knowledge management activities. For example, when you begin a cycle, usually at the conclusion of an operation or deployment, knowledge workers gather observations and best practices, archive and catalog good ideas and best practices, and finally improve processes that did not […]

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Cloud Computing, You are Probably already doing it.

Imagine the amount of fat, bloated programs that hog your computer’s storage and it only seems to grow. Or those wonderful digital cameras and digital video images you have been collecting for the last couple of years. And you wouldn’t want to forget about videos, podcast and other rich media that you just want to hold on to like a digital packrat. So much so that it seems we have to yearly buy larger hard drives, more memory sticks or add portable storage devices to hold all our files like the 21st century version of a time capsule. When it comes to an organization, especially a large one, those costs in hardware and software all translate to money. Well along came Cloud Computing and unless you have been paying close attention you may have never heard the term, but you might have been doing it for a number of years.

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Cloud Computing is best explained as IT capabilities offered as a service. The Cloud is a long-used word describing the Internet, but when used with Computing some believe the term is not often understood. To add further confusion, Cloud Computing is similar, but distinctly different from another concept called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In comparing the two, an April 2008 Gartner report differentiates the two as “cloud computing refers to the bigger picture…basically the broad concept of using the internet to allow people to access technology-enabled services. SaaS is software that’s owned, delivered, and managed remotely by one or more providers.”

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