Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Few Words on Focus at TEDx

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In November, I had the privilege of delivering my first TEDx talk on a topic of particular interest to me: focus. Although my focus has served to support my personal advancement and achievement, it’s also done damage that I haven’t really talked about… until now.

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Career Conversations: It’s All About Becoming Unbalanced

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Supporting employee development. Learning about others. Exploring options and possibilities for growth. What do all of these conversations have in common? To be effective, they require you to become completely unbalanced. I’m not suggesting developing vertigo or psychological problems… quite the opposite. What I am suggesting is a different – more effective – approach to talking with others. An effective career conversation is completely unbalanced in favor of the employee. If you do your job well, they will be doing 90% of the talking.  If you’re talking more than that, you’re likely taking on too much responsibility for their development …

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Building the Organizational Habit of Career Development

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Let’s be honest. Engaging in career conversations is not that hard. It’s inherently simple to talk with other people about what they’re good at, what they’re interested in, and where they see themselves going. It’s good for business to understand and leverage the capacity of all employees. It builds trust, loyalty, and engagement… which in turn deliver a range of bottom-line results. Let’s be even more honest. If what’s most precious to a leader was hanging in the balance, he/she could likely engage in career conversations. Granted, some skill is involved; but just average interpersonal skills are enough for a …

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Reflections from a Reluctant Receiver

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I have totally internalized those early messages about how ‘it’s always better to give than to receive.’ Perhaps too much. My anxiety starts creeping up when I realize that I’ve been to someone’s house for dinner twice in a row without reciprocating in between. I can’t receive a compliment without wanting to share one in return. And accepting gifts… don’t even get me started! So, imagine my stress during the launch of my book as generous bloggers and other online leaders started offering their help and support. Guest blog post opportunities, book reviews, introductions, and referrals started flowing in. People …

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