Monthly Archives: February 2014

Confronting the career-development conundrum: 5 tips for busy managers

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This article originally appeared at SmartBlog on Leadership in August 2012. Career development appears at the top of many lists. Unfortunately, they tend to be lists focused on what employees desperately want but are not getting from managers. As for managers, most appreciate the value of career development and really wish they could do it more frequently and more effectively. But let’s face it: A manager’s day-to-day reality is a kaleidoscopic blur of meetings, responsibilities and shifting priorities. Helping employees to develop and grow is one of many activities that is continually pushed out in time to that elusive “someday” …

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Coaching: Made Easy – Part 2

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This is the second of a two-part series on a topic that’s near and dear to leaders everywhere… but one that may have become overly complex and burdensome. In the first installment published last week, I provided a simple roadmap for ensuring coaching success and began to deconstruct the process.  Here I’ll complete the model and explore its varied uses. Coaching – the process of helping others understand where they are, where they want to be, and how they want to bridge the gap – is a leader’s most powerful skill or tool. But, as humans frequently do, we’ve complicated …

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Coaching: Made Easy – Part 1

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This is the first of a two-part series on a topic that’s near and dear to leaders everywhere… but one that may have become overly complex and burdensome. In this first installment, I’ll provide a simple roadmap for ensuring coaching success and I’ll begin to deconstruct the process.  Next week, I’ll complete the model and explore its varied uses. Coaching may be a leader’s most powerful and useful skill. Whether focused on bridging a performance gap, elevating the level of contribution possible, or pursuing career goals, coaches help others make change – change that profoundly affects the individual and the …

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