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Employee Engagement: One Size Can’t Fit All

Employee engagement is consistently one of the most discussed and written-about leadership topics.  And it will likely continue to be in the years to come — with good cause. Engagement has been positively correlated with employee retention, customer service/satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. But, have you ever wondered about all of the information that exists on…

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What Does a Career Look like in Today’s World?

You remember the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the vain emperor who is duped into wearing “specially woven” clothes that are actually nonexistent? While he parades around, his subjects remain silent, not daring to address the situation for fear of seeming stupid or less sophisticated than others — until a child says what’s on everyone…

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Career Success 2.0: An Evolving Definition

Many workers are beginning to recognize the need to redefine career success in new ways. With fewer promises of progression by way of promotion and with today’s fluid, highly responsive organizational structures, we can no longer evaluate career success against the broadly accepted criteria from the past: movement ever forward toward that higher position. So,…

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Sunk Time. Sunk Costs. Sunk Talent?

I recently conducted a research study with Samantha Hupp and The Insight Advantage exploring issues related to women and career development today. We asked nearly 400 women to share their most frequently occurring self-limiting beliefs. Despite the broad age range of the subjects (23-70+), the data reflects surprising similarities in the nature of the negative…

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It’s Time to Recalibrate Your Career Conversation Cadence

Short on time but committed to helping your employees develop and grow? Watch this 3-minute video based upon my classic article, Developing Your Employees is Like Brushing Your Teeth. Growth, learning, and career development continue become increasingly important requirements of employees in today’s workplace. In fact, in a recent study I conducted, career development was…

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Why We Still Can’t Get Career Development Right

Work Institute’s 2019 Retention Report reprises a familiar refrain: “Career development continues to be the leading cause of employee turnover in the US.” Yet again, organizations, talent professionals and leaders have to face the hard data and hard reality that we’ve still not cracked the code on what matters most to employees: career opportunities. It’s…

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