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ambition and career development

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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individual development planning

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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