When I was a kid, our community hosted a carnival each fall. Every year, either my brother or I won a goldfish by sinking a ping pong ball into a tiny cup. (In retrospect, it must have been traumatic for the fish swimming around in the cups; but for us, it was exhilarating.) Upon returning […]
We’ve seen it play out time and again in the workplace. An employee works diligently to carve out a niche. She becomes an expert in a field, a real ‘go-to’ person around critical issues. She heeds the advice she’s heard about how getting ahead boils down to making one’s self indispensable to the organization. And […]
This article was originally posted by ASTD in honor of 2012 Career Week. In honor of its annual Career Week, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) partnered with Bev Kaye and me to conduct a survey designed to surface a variety of career-related issues. One dimension focused on collecting stories from members about […]
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.