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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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December 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

As another pretty unusual year comes to a close, the importance of effective leadership has become increasingly clear. Organizations that have survived – and even thrived – during these past 21 months are the ones that have cultivated extraordinary leaders. Extraordinary leaders are able to communicate strategy and connect people to it. Extraordinary leaders support…

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Thanksgiving Career Development Compilation

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There’s something about this time of year when so many people are focused on gratitude that makes the world a bit softer, kinder, and warmer. And from this warm place, I find myself reflecting on the enormous gifts in my life – family, friends, meaningful work, and you – the…

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From ‘Great’ to ‘Ghoulish’: Surviving as Resignations Get Even Scarier

This might be the scariest Halloween that organizations and leaders have ever faced. Grim year-end forecasts. Ongoing supply chain(saw) massacres plaguing nearly every industry. Offices that look like graveyards. And spookiest of all is the specter of unwanted and uncontrollable turnover. This season, many leaders are experiencing a lot more tricks than treats. Approximately 65%…

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October 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Nine years ago when I launched my first book, I was invited to participate in this Leadership Development Carnival. And I was completely confused about what kind of circus I was signing up for. Since then, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this monthly celebration of timely and insightful ideas from remarkable authors, consultants, coaches, and friends who…

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