360 DEGREES OF LEADERSHIP
Perhaps those readers who are fans of The Sling and the Stone
recall that the author, Colonel Thomas X. Hammes
, was a passionate advocate of fundamental reform for the military's personnel system for review and promotion. One of his suggestions in his critique was the adoption of a 360 degree system of review. I found the concept intriguing since it has obvious application for any complex organization - corporations, universities, government agencies, public schools - any entity where the old, bureaucratic, "zero-defects
" review system
has run its course.
After yesterday's post,
I decided to go find out more about the 360 degree concept and picked up this
This isn't a scholarly book - mostly of the business self-help variety - and it looks like a quick read. Enough for a general overview or introduction at least. If the arguments in here are persuasive enough to merit a second look, I'll root out some of the academic psych literature behind it.