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October 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Nine years ago when I launched my first book, I was invited to participate in this Leadership Development Carnival. And I was completely confused about what kind of circus I was signing up for. Since then, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this monthly celebration of timely and insightful ideas from remarkable authors, consultants, coaches, and friends who…

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Heart First Leadership in Unprecedented Times: Guest Post by David Grossman

I am delighted to share this guest blog post from my friend David Grossman. I’ve been a fan of David’s work for years. I had high expectations for his latest book, Heart First: Lasting Leader Lessons from a Year that Changed Everything; and I wasn’t disappointed. This book is visually stunning and filled with rich…

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Why We Still Can’t Get Career Development Right

Yet again, organizations, talent professionals, and leaders have to face the hard data and hard reality that we’ve still not cracked the code on what matters most to employees: career opportunities. It’s not for lack of effort. Companies are investing extraordinary resources in skills training, portals, online systems, and processes designed to make this happen. And it all falls short. Here’s why.

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The ABCs of Soliciting and Accepting Feedback

Soliciting and accepting feedback graciously are skills that distinguish successful and effective individuals. Yet many people have not had the benefit of learning these skills. Your employees are likely among them. In this excerpt from Help Them Grow or Let them Go, we provide you with great questions to help your employees get started on…

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The Great Re-Evaluation

There’s no argument that today’s workplace is in tremendous flux. The past 18 months have dramatically – and forever – altered the business landscape. Accelerated digitization. Support for work-from-home and hybrid configurations. Heightened attention to safety, mental health, and wellness. And this just scratches the surface. Many scholars and futurists anticipate that we’ll soon see…

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Checkpoint 2021: The Top Read Blog Posts

2020 is safely (and thankfully!) in our rearview mirror. And now we’ve made it through the first half of 2021.  This seemed the perfect time to look back at our most popular blog content over the past six months.  The most popular posts were not surprisingly focused on leadership and career development.  This past year…

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