The Everything DiSC® 363 for Leaders is not just any 360. It combines the best of 360 with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus strategies for improving effectiveness. The result is a 360 experience that’s more productive and satisfying.
Open-ended comments are replaced with CommentSmart – a comment selection tool that provides only constructive, actionable feedback choices. In addition to making it faster and easier because raters don’t have to write out responses, it also avoids the potential for negative, unhelpful feedback.
Determine who the raters will be (managers, direct reports, peers and others). Best practices research suggests (1) allowing leaders to choose their own raters, and (2) encouraging leaders to seek a broad spectrum of input (not just from colleagues who like them)
The coach will communicate details of the program to both leaders and raters, as well as a high-level overview of the purpose and the process. All participants will be aware that the purpose of the 363 program is leadership development, not appraisal.
The online assessment for the leader consists of an Everything DiSC assessment and a 72-item Leadership Behavior section on how they tend to lead. The online assessment for the rater consists of a 72-item section about how the leader tends to lead and a 24-item section asking which leadership practices they would like the leader to do more of. Using CommentSmart, raters can also select from pre-written comments to give additional feedback.
In the coaching debrief session the coach will help the leader to make sense of the data; exploring the perception differences between the leader and the raters, celebrating the strengths of the leader, exploring development opportunities and creating a personal action plan.