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360 Degree Feedback with
Leadership Navigator®

Charting your Course to Leadership Excellence

Leadership Navigator… Where scientific rigor meets simplicity.

As a team of Industrial Organizational Psychologists, we know validity and reliability are critical to the 360 degree feedback process. Yet at the same time, that shouldn’t mean extra work or complexity for you.

That’s where Leadership Navigator comes in. 3D Group’s Leadership Navigator suite offers a comprehensive set of research-backed diagnostic tools designed to meet the needs of a wide range of leaders.

Let us tend to the content, technology and reporting. You can focus on results!

RESEARCH-BASED surveys created by Industrial-Organizational Psychologists who combine assessment and coaching expertise with decades of experience delivering feedback to leaders.


DESIGNED FOR CHANGE. Personalities don’t change, behaviors do. Action-oriented, behavioral questions relate directly to a business leader’s day-to-day activities, so results are meaningful.


CLEAR AND CONCISE reports, instructions and communication templates. Results are easy to read and interpret, so leaders don’t get distracted and can focus on feedback.


FLEXIBLE REPORTING OPTIONS tailored to fit your organization’s needs.

A Great 360 Feedback Process Starts with Great Content

Select any Leadership Navigator Survey Instrument for more details.

SENIOR EXECUTIVE
For top-level executives, CEOs, and presidents who are seeking feedback from a Board of Directors.

Overview

Chief Executives know that in-depth and actionable feedback can be hard to come by for people in their position. 3D Group’s Leadership Navigator for Senior Executives is designed to provide your organization’s CEO with the tools to develop their skills and lead your organization to further success.

What it Measures

The Leadership Navigator for Senior Executives provides in-depth feedback on many aspects of a CEO’s leadership. Two classes of competencies are covered: those related to managing and interacting with others (Leading People) and areas related to managing the institution (Organizational Leadership).

LEADING PEOPLE: Strategic Planning; Mission, Vision, Values; Decision Making; Industry Knowledge; Financial Acumen; Influencing & Negotiating

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Developing Talent; Delegation; Motivating Top Performance; Communication; Teamwork; Integrity

Additional Information

  • 72-item quantitative survey with two open-ended questions
  • Takes just 13 minutes to complete online
  • Free interpretation guide for self-paced action planning

There are several options for ensuring that senior executives process and utilize their feedback. A 3D Group Executive Coach may lead your executives through the feedback in the report by explaining, interpreting, and prioritizing the results. In addition, 3D Group Coaches are available to facilitate feedback and action planning.

The Leadership Navigator for Senior Executives

EXECUTIVE
For high-level executives and vice presidents who want feedback from direct reports and peers.

Overview

Vice Presidents have substantial influence over how a company performs. These executives use many of the same skills and abilities of the CEO, but their responsibilities differ. Recognizing the unique role of the vice president, 3D Group’s Leadership Navigator survey for Executives is designed to provide your leaders with the tools to develop their skills and help lead your organization to further success.

What it Measures

The Leadership Navigator for Executives provides for in-depth feedback on many aspects of a senior leader’s workplace behavior. Similar to the Senior Executive survey, two classes of competencies are covered: those related to managing and interacting with colleagues (Leading People) and skill areas related to typical initiatives and duties performed by senior leaders (Organizational Leadership).

LEADING PEOPLE: Strategic Planning; Mission, Vision, Values; Decision Making; Industry Knowledge; Financial Management; Influencing & Negotiating
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Developing Talent; Delegation; Motivating Top Performance; Communication; Teamwork; Integrity

Additional Information

  • 72-item quantitative survey with open-ended comments
  • Takes just 13 minutes to complete online
  • Free interpretation guide for self-paced action planning

There are several options for ensuring that vice presidents process and utilize their feedback. A 3D Group Executive Coach may lead your vice presidents through the feedback in the report by explaining, interpreting, and prioritizing the results. In addition, 3D Group Coaches are available to facilitate feedback and action planning sessions involving direct reports and the CEO. Feedback and goal setting guidelines and workbooks are also available.


CORPORATE LEADER
For a wide variety of mid-level leaders and managers who want feedback from direct reports and peers.

Overview

3D Group’s Leadership Navigator for Corporate Leaders is a managerial 360™ feedback instrument that measures the most relevant leadership skills valued by today’s organizations. Based on extensive research and validation, this process provides your mid-level leaders with feedback covering relationships with colleagues, managing direct reports, completing projects, and other areas common to a typical managerial role. Ratings are provided by the manager and requested from his or her peers, boss, and direct reports.

What it Measures

The Leadership Navigator for Corporate Leaders provided for in-depth feedback on many aspects of a mid-level leader’s workplace behavior. Two classes of competencies are covered: those related to managing and interacting with colleagues (Interpersonal Competencies) and skill areas related to typical initiatives and duties performed by mid-level leaders (Work Process Competencies)

INTERPERSONAL: Developing Talent; Inclusiveness; Team Leadership; Integrity; Communication
WORK PROCESS: Business Focus; Results Orientation; Customer Focus

Additional Information

  • 50-item quantitative survey with open-ended comments
  • Takes just 8 minutes to complete online
  • Free interpretation guide for self-paced action planning

The Leadership Navigator for Corporate Leaders report is delivered in color with a copy of the 3D Group Workbook for Understanding Your Report, which provides the leader with a series of exercises designed for interpretation of the report and planning development. Other development options include one-on-one feedback facilitation and a detailed leadership competency resource guidebook.

The Leadership Navigator for Corporate Leaders

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR
For professionals who do not have direct reports.

Overview
Individual Contributors can benefit from 360-degree feedback as much as a manager or executive. Technical professionals, internal consultants, IT staff, researchers, and other employees with few or no direct reports face unique challenges and opportunities for skill development and growth. 3D Group’s Leadership Navigator for Individual Contributors allows you to provide comprehensive feedback to these key professionals.

What it Measures
The Leadership Navigator for Individual Contributors provides for in-depth feedback on many aspects of an individual contributor’s workplace behavior. Two classes of competencies are covered: those related to consulting and interacting with colleagues (Interpersonal Competencies) and skill areas related to typical initiatives and duties performed by employees with a high level of job autonomy (Work Process Competencies)

INTERPERSONAL: Self Development; Inclusiveness; Teamwork; Integrity; Communication

WORK PROCESS: Understands the Business; Planning & Organizing; Customer Orientation

Additional Information

  • 41-item quantitative survey with open-ended comments
  • Takes just 8 minutes to complete online
  • Free interpretation guide for self-paced action planning

The feedback report is delivered in color with the 3D Group Workbook for Understanding Your Report, which provides the employee with a series of exercises designed for interpretation of the feedback and planning development. For maximum impact, choose one-on-one coaching or a group feedback workshop. We can even train your staff to provide coaching or workshop facilitation.

The Leadership Navigator for Individual Contributors

RETAIL MANAGER
For the retail store managers, including items on customer service and merchandising.

Overview
3D Group’s Leadership Navigator for Retail Managers survey is specifically designed for store managers in retail environments. Research shows very strong correlations between retail management feedback on this survey and financial indicators at stores. The survey focuses on core management competencies necessary for successfully managing a fast-paced retail environment.

What it Measures
The Leadership Navigator for Retail Managers provides for in-depth feedback on many aspects of a Retail Manager’s workplace behavior. Two classes of competencies are covered: those related to interacting with and managing employees (Leading People) and skill areas related to typical priorities and duties performed by managers in a retail environment (Organizational Oversight)

LEADING PEOPLE: Communication; Team Leadership; Acts with Integrity; Inclusiveness; Coaching & Developing

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERSIGHT: Results Orientation; Customer Focus; Retail Focus

Additional Information

  • 50-item quantitative survey with open-ended comments
  • Takes just 8 minutes to complete online
  • Free interpretation guide for self-paced action planning

To support positive behavioral change, 3D Group offers retail management feedback coaching sessions, helping leaders understand how to leverage strengths and address development needs to be more effective.

The Leadership Navigator for Retail Managers

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
For Executive Directors and heads of non-profit, education and civic organizations who report to and need feedback from a Board of Directors.

Overview
360 degree feedback is a leadership development process used by Fortune 500 companies to help executives find out how well—or how poorly—they are performing and use this information to improve their performance. 3D Group brings the power of this leadership development tool to senior executives in the non-profit sector. With 3D Group’s ED360 process, Executive Directors not only learn about their strengths as leaders and their development needs, they also get the coaching and tools they need to turn their feedback into success right away!

What it Measures
The ED360 provides for in-depth feedback on the most important facets of an Executive Director’s workplace behavior. Two classes of competencies are covered: those related to managing and interacting with staff members, Board of Directors, and other constituents (Leading People) and skill areas related to typical initiatives and duties performed by senior leaders in not-for-profit agencies (Organizational Leadership).

LEADING PEOPLE: Leading Strategy; Entrepreneurial Disposition; Flexibility; Fundraising; Fiscal Management; Results Orientation

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Developing Talent; Delegation; Professionalism; Communication Skills; Team Leadership; Board Partnership

Additional Information

A 3D Group Coach works with your Executive Director to choose individuals inside and outside the organization to provide survey ratings. Individuals who are the most familiar with the ED’s behavior at work are carefully selected, and usually include direct reports, members of the Board, and staff members the ED works with on a regular basis. Each of these “raters” completes 3D Group’s comprehensive ED360 survey and the ED completes a “Self Survey” for later comparison to others’ ratings. Ratings are completed anonymously; names are not listed or requested on the survey itself.

A 3D Group Coach leads your Executive Director through an explanation of the feedback in the report. This process includes interpretation of the results, clarification of the ED’s feelings and reactions to the feedback, and discussion of activities that will leverage strengths detailed in the report and address areas of concern. Your Executive Director may elect to continue coaching discussions and monitor progress toward development goals and action plans. In addition, 3D Group Coaches may facilitate feedback and action planning sessions involving direct reports, staff members, and board members.

The Leadership Navigator for Executive Directors

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADER
For non-profit, government and education leaders who want feedback from direct reports and peers.

Overview
3D Group’s Leadership Navigator survey provides organizational leadership feedback for mid-level managers at non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and community-based groups. The survey focuses on competencies necessary for managing people effectively in these unique types of organizations.

What it Measures
The Leadership Navigator for Organizational Leaders provides for in-depth feedback on the most important facets of an non-profit, government, or education leader’s workplace behavior. Two classes of competencies are covered: those related to managing and interacting with staff members and other constituents (Leading People) and skill areas related to typical initiatives and duties performed by leaders in not-for-profit agencies (Organizational Oversight).

LEADING PEOPLE: Developing Talent; Communication; Team Leadership; Acts with Integrity; Inclusiveness

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERSIGHT: Mission Focus; Stakeholder Management; Results Orientation

Additional Information

  • 50-item quantitative survey with open-ended comments
  • Takes just 8 minutes to complete online
  • Free interpretation guide for self-paced action planning

To support positive behavioral change, 3D Group offers Organizational Leaders feedback coaching sessions, helping these leaders understand how to leverage strengths and address development needs to be more effective. This can be conducted one-on-one or in a group feedback setting.


“3D Group’s Leadership Navigator for Senior Executives is a great tool for assessing CEO performance with pinpoint accuracy.”

Steve Fountain, Chairman of the Board
NORCAL, Mutual Insurance Company

Leadership Navigator QUICK CASE STUDY

Corporate Leader assessment lets executives focus on results, not administration

A simple process that leads to powerful results

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Choose Your Survey

Choose any of 3D Group’s role-specific assessment based on your target population.

Assign Raters

Raters are assigned for each target participant and personal invitations are sent to each, along with instructions for completing their survey(s).

Collect Feedback

During the administration period, ratings are collected. Automated reminders are sent to maximize response rates.

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Analyze and Report

Once the administration period ends, 3D Group analyzes the data and prepares individual feedback and optional group reports.

Debrief and Coaching

A critical step… at this stage survey data are transformed into insight, action planning, and accountability.

Leadership Navigator Reporting Highlights

You shouldn’t need a Ph.D. in statistics to understand your feedback!

Leadership Navigator reports are easy to read and intuitive – designed by experienced leadership coaches to maximize usefulness of the feedback.

The Big Picture

A competency overview shows leaders’ overall profile in the eyes of their boss, peers, and direct reports.

The Details

Break-out pages give item-by-item scores to see exactly what behaviors are driving the results.

The Highs and Lows

A quick view of the top 10 and bottom 10 scores distills strengths and development needs onto one page.

Blind Spots and Unexpected Strengths

Self analysis is easy when the leader can see where self-ratings differ most from the views of others.

Comments

Optionally comments can be included, highlighting development opportunities and strengths, broken down by role.

Interpretation Guide

Self-paced workbook guides leaders to find meaningful trends and prioritize development.

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Improve Leadership Effectiveness with Feedback Coaching

Data is powerful, but only to the extent it is thoroughly understood and acted upon. That’s where 3D Group’s highly experienced leadership coaches can have a dramatic impact.

By using the 360 employee feedback report as an initial and ongoing reference point, 3D Group coaches help leaders:

  • Understand their feedback in context of their current job.
  • Prioritize development needs based on present day issues and forward looking opportunities.
  • Stay accountable for making changes to improve.

Corporate Leader assessment lets executives focus on results, not administration

Challenge: 

The CEO of a biotech startup decided that the company needed to level up their leadership skills based on a recent engagement survey. He charged his VP of HR with creating a data-driven leadership development process that would address both individual and group-wide challenges. The company had just established a set of 5 core values, but wanted to use a pre-validated leadership model for broader coverage and norms.

 

Solution: 

All 67 leaders received 360 degree feedback using 3D Group’s Leadership Navigator® Corporate Leader survey and every leader received a 1:1 feedback coaching session to establish a clear set of development priorities. 3D Group analyzed group-wide trends to determine critical training needs and worked with the senior management team to tailor a training curriculum to support leadership training year-round.

Keys to Success: 

  • Early CEO involvement/buy-in and organization-wide participation.
  • Group-wide data with norms shaped tailored leadership training.
  • Resources invested in follow-up coaching instead of extensive survey customization.
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