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Storytelling and the Reserved Leader

I’ve never been comfortable talking about myself. Standing up in class each fall to share how I spent my summer vacation made me squirm. College essay writing was painful. And I’ll be honest – even today as I begin a talk or workshop with a quick introduction, in the back of my mind a quiet…

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July 2022 Leadership Development Carnival

It’s hard to believe that the first half of 2022 is now behind us. And the ’new normal’ we all have anticipated continues to morph as we face economic uncertainty, political divides, and a virus that continues to elude us. There’s never been a greater need for exceptional leadership – and this month’s carnival is…

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turning dissapointment into development

Turning Disappointment into Development

If you’re a manager or leader, you likely feel caught between a rock and a hard place on a daily basis. Meeting escalating customer demands with de-escalating resources. Fostering future innovation while operating within today’s limiting policies and practices. Balancing organizational needs with evolving employee demands. And engaging in career conversations based upon expectations that…

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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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