The G360 Story

Dr. Brian Griffith began teaching about leadership and teams at Vanderbilt University in 1998. In his courses, he often invites students to give each other candid feedback about perceived strengths and weaknesses. In order to encourage open communication, he created an anonymous, 360 degree tool in 2009 so students could give and receive meaningful feedback that could be used to create personal development plans.

Through word of mouth, other universities learned about the 360 degree feedback platform and wanted to use it. Businesses and organizations were also interested in the feedback tool to help their managers and teams become more effective. The G360 survey platform has proven to be such a powerful catalyst for learning and development that it rapidly became a recognized industry leader among universities and businesses alike. The results can be so dramatic that one of our clients recently told us, “You saved my career.”

Our Leadership Team

Brian Griffith is an adjunct professor, author and former director of the Human and Organizational Development Program at Vanderbilt University. He has written two books on team leadership and received numerous teaching awards during his 20-year academic career. He earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina.

Cherrie Wilkerson is an Assistant Dean at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Prior to Vanderbilt, Dean Wilkerson was a partner with Executive Perspectives and a consultant at Bain & Company. Cherrie received her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt.

Garnett Slatton has taught management, entrepreneurship, and corporate strategy at Vanderbilt University since 2008. He has also led several organizations as CEO and consulted many others with Bain & Company. He got his undergraduate degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.