Becky Robinson is guest posting today, and she shares, “I use ideas from Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go nearly every day. As the leader of a new – and growing – team, my most important job is equipping and developing my team to do the work of our company.”
Although employee and career development ten to serve different objectives, it’s frequently possible to discover the creative crossings where the two meet … if managers look, listen, and watch for the signs.
Well-intentioned talent management systems are frequently to blame for undermining the quality of career conversations. Development doesn’t occur on schedule, it happens a little bit every day, on the employee’s schedule, through intentional interactions and conversations.
Meaningful information about how people perform and behave, the strengths they demonstrate, and the opportunities they have to improve … it’s the currency of development. The boss who points out how effectively you dealt with a demanding project The colleague who debriefs after a call with a challenging client about how to be more successful […]
My daughter’s favorite way to pass the time on long trips is the game ‘Would You Rather.’ If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing, here’s a quick primer. One person asks the question, “Would you rather” followed by two equally unsavory choices. Example: Would you rather… eat peanut butter from between the dog’s toes or […]
I remember as a child, the inquiries of adults who wondered what I wanted to be when I grew up. My standard response was ‘a vice president of a company.’ (Why didn’t I set my sights on the top spot? That’s a whole other Oprah!) I wasn’t sure what company or even what field. What I was sure of […]