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year-end-review

How to Navigate Year-End Reviews for Employees

Year-end reviews for employees are challenging – even for the most skillful of leaders. The reasons are varied. For instance, the way they’re scheduled in a concentrated fashion forces those with many direct reports to spend weeks on end planning and conducting non-stop conversations. The way they’re structured favors documentation of meaningful dialogue. The way…

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Growing Your Business = Growing Your People

Growing Your Business Means Growing Your People

Career development remains a top reason employees give for joining an organization and, unfortunately, it’s a top reason people give for leaving. But to limit development to the realm of retention or recruitment strategies undermines its power and fails to take into account the range of benefits associated with helping others grow. In the spirit…

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development mindsets

Cultivate Coachability with these 5 Mindsets

The frustration was palpable within a group of leaders with whom I recently worked. They were in a tough spot. Competition was emerging from unexpected sources. Revenue was not tracking to meet expectations. The organization was responding with significant structural change. And these leaders had been told by executives that if the business was to…

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Vexed by Virtual?

Virtual teams—once a novelty—have become a standard feature of today’s workplace. According to Remote.co, a forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum called flexible work, including virtual teams, “one of the biggest drivers of transformation” in the workplace, while a Gallup poll found that 37 percent of respondents have already worked virtually. And virtual work makes tremendous…

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“Pop-ups”: A Promising Model for Development

Have you noticed the recent trend toward “pop-up” establishments? Over the holidays, I shopped in pop-up stores and ate in pop-up restaurants, and so did many other people. It’s a phenomenon in which retailers, chefs or other entrepreneurs temporarily take over a space to operate their businesses. They’re only there for one night or perhaps…

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How Exceptional People Developers Beat Bad Systems

A manager who doesn’t appreciate the value of something or simply doesn’t want to do it will always find an excuse not to. And, when it comes to employee development, one doesn’t have to look far for a legitimate one! Organizations unwittingly create impediments to growing people—something that’s recognized as a competitive advantage and requirement…

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