Over the course of your life, how much career advice have you given? Received? Acted on? How much of it was right on the mark? How much of it well, full of it? Too frequently well-meaning individuals, in an effort to share their experience and inspire others, offer platitudes rather than meaningful counsel. These phrases […]
In a recent SmartBrief blog post, Memo to the CEO: 5 Myths that are Killing Your Talent Development , my friends Jeannie Coyle and Wendy Axelrod provide insightful observations and analysis about talent development that is important to all leaders today. I found my head nodding in agreement paragraph after paragraph… and the gentle nod […]
Think back to when you were a kid in the presence of adults. I’ll bet I can predict the question you were asked more than any other. What do you want to be when you grow up? From a very early age, I remember the adults around me regularly making this inquiry. For a while, […]
Let’s be honest. Engaging in career conversations is not that hard. It’s inherently simple to talk with other people about what they’re good at, what they’re interested in, and where they see themselves going. It’s good for business to understand and leverage the capacity of all employees. It builds trust, loyalty, and engagement… which in […]
There are several deliberate steps that managers can take to connect the work with what matters most to people. Small actions that help employees create their own personal connect between the work they do now, and the goals they have for the future.
I remember as a child, the inquiries of adults who wondered what I wanted to be when I grew up. My standard response was ‘a vice president of a company.’ (Why didn’t I set my sights on the top spot? That’s a whole other Oprah!) I wasn’t sure what company or even what field. What I was sure of […]