Career development is among the most personal and intimate ways leaders interact with employees in the workplace. These conversations are the nexus of hopes, dreams, perceptions, and business realities. They are also a key driver of important outcomes like engagement, discretionary effort, innovation, quality, productivity and retention. Leaders who excel at career development know that navigating these conversations effectively requires CARE.
But CARE involves more than mere concern and or even active attention to others. Genuine development today is characterized by an evolving set of expectations and requirements. Leaders who CARE find ways to make sure that their efforts and support reflect this new reality. This week’s post is another animated video that focuses on four qualities of best-in-class career development. I’d love your feedback!
Well-said, Julie! And how true it is to find the word CARE in career development;it is more than concern and active listening. Relational and Embedded are the 2 aspects that jump out. Relational points us to the need for authenticity and goodwill in those interactions. Who wants to share their deepest aspirations with The Grinch who stole Christmas? Embedded helps to uncover the many micro-opportunities that can be maximized daily…weekly…
Again, Julie – this is just in time to be included in my Leader Development series at work. I have already shared “4 Raises That Fit Any Budget”.
A MILLION thanks.
Jacky – Thanks so much for your lovely note! I’m delighted this resonates and is well timed! I’ll be anxious to hear how it lands with those in your series. And if there’s anything I can do to support your efforts, just let me know!