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Career Development: Updating the State of Employees’ Interests

In Promotions Are SO Yesterday, I introduced the idea of the Multidimensional Career and a framework that expands the definition of career development. Rather than conflating growth with the traditional upward trajectory of promotions, positions, and moves, this framework offers seven alternate ways employees can grow – right within the context of their own careers. […]

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Announcing ChatJWG – Our Own ‘GrowBot’ is at Your Service

I’m not going to lie. When I was first introduced to ChatGPT, it absolutely terrified me. Was it going to: Automate the task and talent of writing that I find joy in? Transform my craft into a commodity? Render a skill set I’ve worked hard to hone irrelevant? Rather than sit with the fear, my […]

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Help Employees Get Back in the Driver’s Seat of Their Career Development

Question: What do employees crave, expect, and consider leaving their current jobs for… but increasingly are not taking the initiative to pursue? Answer: Career development! Despite high-profile research studies highlighting the importance of career development to employees worldwide, leaders report that employees are taking a noticeably more passive approach than in the past. They typically […]

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To Lead or Not to Lead: Most Employees Say “Not”… but Many Go For It Anyway

Most workers don’t aspire to leadership roles. That’s the key finding of The 2022 Everywhere Workplace Report by Invanti. In fact, well over the majority at 71% of employees are saying no to a promotion preferring working from anywhere instead. This is interesting data for organizations and leaders everywhere. First, it might settle the nerves […]

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turning dissapointment into development

Turning Disappointment into Development

If you’re a manager or leader, you likely feel caught between a rock and a hard place on a daily basis. Meeting escalating customer demands with de-escalating resources. Fostering future innovation while operating within today’s limiting policies and practices. Balancing organizational needs with evolving employee demands. And engaging in career conversations based upon expectations that […]

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Redefining Ambition and Career Development

Many definitions of “leadership” exist; but the ones that always resonate for me involve an element of bringing people along, helping them grow and progress, and facilitating their development as people and their careers. And I have the feeling that similar definitions are deeply held by many leaders – especially given the frequency of one […]

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