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Category: Career Matters

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No Time for Career Development? Think Again!

Career development appears at the top of many lists. Unfortunately, they tend to be lists focused on what employees desperately want but are not getting from managers. As for managers, most appreciate the value of career development and really wish they could do it more frequently and more effectively. But let’s face it: A manager’s…

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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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What Does a Career Look like in Today’s World?

You remember the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the vain emperor who is duped into wearing “specially woven” clothes that are actually nonexistent? While he parades around, his subjects remain silent, not daring to address the situation for fear of seeming stupid or less sophisticated than others — until a child says what’s on everyone…

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Career Success 2.0: An Evolving Definition

Many workers are beginning to recognize the need to redefine career success in new ways. With fewer promises of progression by way of promotion and with today’s fluid, highly responsive organizational structures, we can no longer evaluate career success against the broadly accepted criteria from the past: movement ever forward toward that higher position. So,…

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The Multiple Intelligences Required to Facilitate Career Development Today

The career development landscape facing employees and leaders today is more complex than ever before. Flatter, delayered organizations offer fewer opportunities for promotions (or even lateral moves). Changing demographics place new pressures on the workplace with an employee population that spans four generations and must address the varied expectations that come along with each. Organic,…

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Introducing the Notion of Career Agility to the World of Solopreneurship

Guest Post by Anji Marychurch I was delighted to connect with Anji Marychurch after recently conducting a tele-class for the International Coaching Federation. It took no time to discover that despite living on ‘different sides of the pond,’ we share a lot in terms of background, perspective and passion for coaching and developing others. I…

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