Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cultures that Support Career Development

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Career development is all about the conversation and the culture. Leaders who understand and promote a culture of growth are serious about career development.

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Rediscover Your Natural Ability to Connect

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Today’s guest blog post is written by my friend,  Sonia Di Maulo and celebrates the launch of the hard-copy edition of her book, The Apple in the Orchard: A story about finding the courage to emerge. The story provides a vision for the new world of work and was endorsed by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow. I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.  ― Billy Joel I listen to the latest tunes on the radio …

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Career Conversation: It All Starts with a Question

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Career development is one of the most misunderstood management activities today. Too frequently it’s all about the forms, checklists, and annual deadlines. But genuine development doesn’t happen like that. It happens a little bit, everyday. And it happens thought conversation. In our research, we’ve found that managers don’t need to be suave, smooth, and rehearsed. A clumsy conversation is welcome if it’s based on an authentic interest in the employee. Through conversation, managers can help others reflect deeply, surface insights, identify actions, and establish momentum toward career goals. And it all starts with a question. In honor of its annual …

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Shining a Light on Focus

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Last week’s blog post addressed focus and how most of us have been brainwashed about what it is and how it works. I shared my view that what 90% of the population considers to be focus is actually a huge threat to long-term progress, results, and success. And I suggested the possibility that there’s another – more sustainable and joyful – face of focus. The Physics of Focus You may remember from high school science that ‘focus’ is where rays of light converge. Yet, too many of us internalized it as something hard, oppressive, and unyielding. In my life, focus …

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