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Holding the Mirror Up: 6 Practical Truths about Career Development Today

Guest Post by Karen Voloshin, DesignArounds Whether you call it “developing a talent pipeline”, “employee growth”, or “career development”, the aim is the same: helping everyone develop and bring their best strengths and talents to the organizational table in a way that inspires extra effort and commitment.  Outpacing the competition, breakthrough innovations, more loyal customers…

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Career Development Takes a ‘Do It Yourself’ Turn

The following excerpt is from my article with Beverly Kaye, “A Leader’s ‘Crashless’ Course: Helping Employees Drive Career Development,” that appears in Training Industry Quarterly. The do-it-yourself trend has taken hold across industries and within organizations throughout the United States. The Home Depot concept enables people everywhere to engage in a hands-on fashion in their…

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A Few Words on Focus at TEDx

In November, I had the privilege of delivering my first TEDx talk on a topic of particular interest to me: focus. Although my focus has served to support my personal advancement and achievement, it’s also done damage that I haven’t really talked about… until now.

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Career Conversation: It All Starts with a Question

Career development is one of the most misunderstood management activities today. Too frequently it’s all about the forms, checklists, and annual deadlines. But genuine development doesn’t happen like that. It happens a little bit, everyday. And it happens thought conversation. In our research, we’ve found that managers don’t need to be suave, smooth, and rehearsed.…

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Listen Up! Memorable Career Advice

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.”  – Oscar Wilde And thank goodness, according to the 50+ people who were willing to share with ASTD their answers to this question: What’s the best career advice anyone every gave you? In honor of its annual Career Week, the American Society…

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Fish Bowls and Talent Pools

When I was a kid, our community hosted a carnival each fall. Every year, either my brother or I won a goldfish by sinking a ping pong ball into a tiny cup. (In retrospect, it must have been traumatic for the fish swimming around in the cups; but for us, it was exhilarating.) Upon returning…

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