There are several deliberate steps that managers can take to connect the work with what matters most to people. Small actions that help employees create their own personal connect between the work they do now, and the goals they have for the future.
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 […]
There’s a lot of talk about conversation in business today – and everyone has a favorite. Some like it ‘fierce’. Others prefer ‘crucial’. But, we are particularly fond of the career conversation. After 30 years working with managers and employees alike, we are more convinced than ever that people don’t grow because of beautifully-completed forms, […]
Let’s face it. Budgets are tight. Raise pools are shallow. And even as business improves, we may find that the new normal is considerably leaner than it used to be. If you’re a manager, you may feel like your hands are tied when it comes to motivating and growing your employees. Without money… How can […]