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Author: Julie Winkle Giulioni

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Individual Development Planning: From One-on-One to a Team Sport

Many leaders – even those deeply committed to the growth of others – find themselves cringing as the annual individual development planning (IDP) season approaches. And they’re not alone. Employees frequently feel a similar sense of dread as they prepare to sit down and plot out their goals, learning, and advancement trajectory yet again.  With…

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Development: The Gift that Just Keeps Giving

With another extraordinary holiday season upon us, many leaders struggle to determine the best way to punctuate the year and thank their employees. Some settle on physical tokens. Others gravitate toward parties or meals. And a dwindling few find ways to offer cash bonuses. But, when it comes to motivation and engagement, the half-life of…

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December 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

As another pretty unusual year comes to a close, the importance of effective leadership has become increasingly clear. Organizations that have survived – and even thrived – during these past 21 months are the ones that have cultivated extraordinary leaders. Extraordinary leaders are able to communicate strategy and connect people to it. Extraordinary leaders support…

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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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