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Paul Glatzhofer

Paul is Select International’s Director of Leadership Solutions. He works primarily with organizations that are implementing global assessment systems focusing on leadership levels. Paul’s work includes project management, project implementation, job analysis, assessment validation, competency and skills validation, selection system design, applicant tracking, EEOC & OFCCP reporting, turnover and ROI analysis.
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10 Tips for Delivering 360 Degree Feedback

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Giving feedback is not always easy, and certain people are better at it than others. However, over the years, I have trained hundreds of people on how to give feedback. With practice and guidance, anyone can develop this skill. As a part of our Leadership Friday blog series, here are some tips for providing feedback. 


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Top 3 Mistakes Organizations Make When Identifying High Potentials

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In fairness, many organizations still don’t do much work around high potential talent and succession planning. Therefore, the organizations that do have programs to identify and develop high potentials are definitely on the leading edge. That being said, many organizations are still managing their way through the early stages of the talent management life cycle, especially as they relate to high potential talent. They are so focused on getting a “program” or “process” in place that they either overlook key objectives, or focus on the wrong information or issues. Below are questions that address the three mistakes I come across when working with organizations on their succession planning initiatives. 


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Succession Planning: An Introduction

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Organizations who struggle with succession planning often fall into one of these categories:


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Why is Resilience in Leadership Important?

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How much does resilience in leadership affect an organization? 

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Resilience is a word that comes up a lot when talking about an individual or team that is behind. For example, I remember watching the Boston Red Sox make a miraculous comeback in the 2004 ALCS against the New York Yankees to overcome a 3-0 series deficit and go on to become World Series Champions. I also remember how the word resilience came up again and again during that comeback. But what is resilience really?


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7 Benefits of a Good Succession Planning Process

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Most organizations have realized the importance of hiring, developing, engaging, and retaining their leadership talent – no surprises there. They have also found value in using an objective and reliable measurement method to identify leadership and high potential talent.


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4 Leadership Topics Gaining Steam and Why They Matter

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Every few months, I step back and think about the world of leadership and review what's new, what people are writing about, what my clients are doing, and what new challenges have arisen.  It's sometimes fun to predict if a new topic is a fad or if there is some meat there.  Below are four topics that have come up several times in my work this year.  Some of them are new while others have been discussed for some time.  Here's my take on the importance of these four topics:


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New Leader? Here are 5 Tips to Hit the Ground Running

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After the excitement of a new promotion settles, a new leader must start the transition from being an individual contributor to leading a team. When you become a leader, you must change your mindset to work through others instead of doing everything yourself. To avoid burnout or leader failure, new managers must learn to lead in a way that increases team productivity, fosters a positive work culture, better leverages the skills of your team, holds employees accountable, and maintains work/life balance for everyone (including yourself!).

Here are five tips to hit the ground running as a new leader:


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Why Use A Leadership Assessment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

Leaders greatly impact the success and growth of a business or organization. When you consider today’s leadership selection ratio and and hyper competitive global markets, leadership selection and development is especially important. Leadership failure can often mean the success or failure of the entire organization.
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7 Qualities of Successful Leaders

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A leader impacts an organization and his or her team by setting direction, inspiring others, developing staff, driving performance, and much more. This huge span of influence can determine the health of a company, so leader failure can have a detrimental impact. According to HBR.org, over 50% of employees quit their jobs because of their managers, 30%-60% of leaders act destructively, and each failed leader can cost organizations $1-$2.7 million. 


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4 Ways to Develop an Effective Leadership Team for Your Organization

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4 ways to develop an effective leadership team.jpgDid you know that around 50% of leaders fail?

Certainly, there is a variety of reasons for these failures. When I think about all of my clients and review some of the literature in the area of leadership failure, a few themes emerge about why leaders fail at such a high percentage.


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