Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Future of Feedback

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Meaningful information about how people perform and behave, the strengths they demonstrate, and the opportunities they have to improve … it’s the currency of development. The boss who points out how effectively you dealt with a demanding project The colleague who debriefs after a call with a challenging client about how to be more successful in the future The employee who lets you know how you can better support her efforts It’s all information that can be mined and used by those who are hungry for feedback. But, what used to be a strictly human act is increasingly being delegated …

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Careers, Conversation, and Curiosity

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There’s a lot of talk about conversation in business today – and everyone has a favorite.  Some like it ‘fierce’.  Others prefer ‘crucial’. But, we are particularly fond of the career conversation. After 30 years working with managers and employees alike, we are more convinced than ever that people don’t grow because of beautifully-completed forms, well-followed processes, gleaming checklists or annual IDP deadlines.  Instead, careers are developed one conversation at a time, over time.  So, at its core, career development is all about conversations – conversations that: Are regular, frequent and embedded in the flow of work Keep people focused, …

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The 5 Raises that Fit Any Budget

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Let’s face it. Budgets are tight. Raise pools are shallow. And even as business improves, we may find that the new normal is considerably leaner than it used to be. If you’re a manager, you may feel like your hands are tied when it comes to motivating and growing your employees.  Without money… How can you keep employees engaged? How can you reward their good work? How can you retain your best talent? Even if your budget is absolutely zero, there are still five raises available to leaders and managers in any organization. Raise the bar Motivated employees want to …

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Which Would you Rather?

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My daughter’s favorite way to pass the time on long trips is the game ‘Would You Rather.’ If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing, here’s a quick primer. One person asks the question, “Would you rather” followed by two equally unsavory choices. Example: Would you rather… eat peanut butter from between the dog’s toes or never again eat chocolate? Or, would you rather… be bitten all over your body by fire ants or stung all over by bees? You can appreciate the difficult choices. It got me thinking about tough choices. For instance, if you had to choose to give …

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This Working Mom Chimes in on the “It All” Debate

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I remember as a child, the inquiries of adults who wondered what I wanted to be when I grew up. My standard response was ‘a vice president of a company.’ (Why didn’t I set my sights on the top spot? That’s a whole other Oprah!) I wasn’t sure what company or even what field. What I was sure of was that vice president would be high enough to provide me a secretary…who could take care of the baby I planned to bring to work.  Even at age 5, I had planned to have “it all”. The current media interest in this topic – as …

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