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Redefining Ambition and Career Development

Many definitions of “leadership” exist; but the ones that always resonate for me involve an element of bringing people along, helping them grow and progress, and facilitating their development as people and their careers. And I have the feeling that similar definitions are deeply held by many leaders – especially given the frequency of one…

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May 2022 Leadership Development Carnival

Welcome to your one-stop leadership development insight center! This month, 33 thought leaders and authors have come together to offer this rich collection of perspectives, approaches, strategies, and tools to enhance your leadership effectiveness. These articles are a lot like Lay’s potato chips. I’ll bet you can’t read just one. Until next month, keep learning…

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languages of career development

The Many Languages of Career Development

We’ve all heard of the 5 Love Languages… right? But how many career development languages do you know? If you’re like many, the answer is just one: Promotions! But in most organizations, the time-honored tradition of defining career development in terms of promotions, moves, and/or title changes is dying or altogether dead. Hierarchies are flattening.…

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March 2022 Leadership Development Carnival

I always look forward to March. Longer, warmer days. A fresh, hopeful perspective. New growth. And I’ve been especially looking forward to this March as on the 8th, Promotions Are So Yesterday will be released by ATD Press. Since my new book focuses on redefining career development, we’ll start this month’s record-breaking Leadership Development Carnival…

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Intuition versus Logic

Intuition: How’s Your Gut Feeling?

I’m delighted to host this guest post from Jim Dittmar, co-author of A Leadership Carol: A Classic Tale for Modern Leaders as well as The LEADERS Model: Essential Practices for Today’s Leaders. His latest book is an operating manual for leadership today, offering a much-needed resource for those new to the role as well as…

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Do You Want to Build Trust or Just Play Games?

Guest post by Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley. I am thrilled to host this guest post by Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley on the day they launch, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. This book leverages the decades of leadership wisdom accumulated and shared by luminary Ken…

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