Emerging Leader Survey
Get Feedback Early and Often
Young professionals who are starting their careers need feedback to give them a concrete idea of how they are perceived by others and what they need to work on to become successful. The Emerging Leader Survey helps them understand what is required of them and what it takes to advance their careers. While bosses and supervisors can take an active role in developing employees, it sometimes takes a village. Feedback that comes from multiple sources is harder to ignore and is often just what is needed.
- Young people might have an unrealistic perception of their strengths and weaknesses
- Getting feedback from peers can be a strong motivator from change
- Career minded individuals will take the feedback and learn from it
Millennials Case Study
The millennial generation (born between 1982 and 2000) has becoming the largest generational group in the workforce today. And with their growing numbers, they’ve brought a refreshing perspective on work/life balance, social consciousness, and technical literacy into organizational life. But it’s not been all positive. They’ve also faced many work challenges and obstacles. Career success appears to have become a bit more arduous then was the case in previous generations. Wondering why they may not be advancing as fast as they want to be, many are asking for feedback to understand what they need to do to become successful.
Cate Johnson graduated close to the top of her class in a respected Southeastern university. After serving two years in Africa in the Peace Corps, she came back to the States to begin her career. While she learned much about being responsible and solving important human problems, her first job at a prestigious consulting group proved to be more challenging than she expected. She was an extremely hard worker and added value to her team but didn’t seem to be advancing as fast as she thought she should be. Her project team was at a client’s location Monday through Thursday and when the team leader position came open, she was hoping to get the nod. When a colleague was brought in from another team, she was confused, discouraged and frustrated. Before she started looking for another position, she took the Emerging Leader Survey and got concrete feedback from her team. It turns out that she was doing little things that irritated others. She tended to take control during team meetings and could become a little overbearing when deadlines loomed. From her perspective, her teammates who seemed to lack the fire necessary to get the job done. As a result of her feedback, she spent more time building relationships and inviting others to speak up in meetings. These small changes produced big results. Six months later, she was offered a leadership position on another team. Success!
The G360 Emerging Leader Survey measures 16 core competencies grouped into four major categories. Click on any of the competencies below for a detailed description of that competency along with suggested videos, books and websites to help improve in that area.