Monthly Archives: April 2017

Career Development: The Swiss Army Knife of Leadership

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Given today’s hyper-competitive business landscape, career development is quickly being re-branded. Rather than the ‘nice-to-do’ activity of the past, it’s now getting the respect and attention it deserves as the mission-critical business priority that it is. Of all the tools available to leaders, career development just might be the most flexible, effective and far-reaching—with the ability to positively influence the individual and the organization. In fact, it’s so agile and multi-purposed that career development really is the Swiss Army knife that every leader should have and use. While the Swiss Army knife opens bottles, cuts seat belts, and strips wire, …

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Exploring the Myths of Team Building in the Digital Age

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Guest Post by Crystal Kadakia I’m really excited to introduce you to a new Berrett-Koehler author, Crystal Kadakia, who is launching her first book, The Millennial Myth, this week. Crystal’s book is a refreshing take on the current media hype surrounding this now largest segment of today’s workplace. Her message resonates deeply for me given my research last year into generational differences—which, as it turned out, pointed instead to overwhelming similarities Millennials, GenXers and Baby Boomers all share. Here’s a brief article from Crystal that will introduce you to her thoughtful themes and compelling style.  I thoroughly enjoyed The Millennial Myth and …

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When the Growing Gets Tough

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Think about the learning that contributed most powerfully to your development and who you are today. Consider the experiences that built the expertise you use and value most every day. Reflect on what you’re most proud of mastering during the course of your career or life. This memorable learning that has made a significant difference to you (and to the organizations you’ve served) likely didn’t come easily. The kind of learning that sticks with people, helping them achieve lifelong results, generally: Challenges them to change how they think, act, or perform in new ways. Takes significant energy and attention. Involves …

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4 Raises that Fit Any Budget

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A friend recently shared her disappointment that despite earning an ‘exceeds expectations’ on her annual performance appraisal, she received only a 1% salary increase. And she was one of the lucky ones. Some of her peers received no increase and others actually saw their hours decreased. Managers everywhere are having to navigate this challenging organizational terrain—while continuing to drive business results. But the most effective leaders understand that limits on external motivators don’t have to limit their ability to tap internal sources of motivation. They realize that while pay raises might not be possible… there are four other ‘raises’ that …

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