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Why We Still Can’t Get Career Development Right

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 not for lack of effort. Companies are investing extraordinary resources in skills training, portals, online systems, and processes designed to make this happen. And it all falls short. Here’s why.

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The ABCs of Soliciting and Accepting Feedback

Soliciting and accepting feedback graciously are skills that distinguish successful and effective individuals. Yet many people have not had the benefit of learning these skills. Your employees are likely among them. In this excerpt from Help Them Grow or Let them Go, we provide you with great questions to help your employees get started on…

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2021 most read posts

Checkpoint 2021: The Top Read Blog Posts

2020 is safely (and thankfully!) in our rearview mirror. And now we’ve made it through the first half of 2021.  This seemed the perfect time to look back at our most popular blog content over the past six months.  The most popular posts were not surprisingly focused on leadership and career development.  This past year…

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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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