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Individual Development Planning: From One-on-One to a Team Sport

Many leaders – even those deeply committed to the growth of others – find themselves cringing as the annual individual development planning (IDP) season approaches. And they’re not alone. Employees frequently feel a similar sense of dread as they prepare to sit down and plot out their goals, learning, and advancement trajectory yet again.  With…

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How to Foster an Organizational Culture of Learning

Guest Post by Courtney McIntosh Increasingly, organizations are discovering the value of investing in a learning culture. And it makes sense, learning drives engagement, retention, innovation and so many other business priorities. That’s why I’m delighted to host this guest post by Courtney McIntosh with actionable insights and access to findcourses.com’s L&D Report 2018. Let’s…

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Subtle sabotage: The invisible impediment to change

Change is a deeply human phenomenon, activating deeply human responses that don’t always help to advance organizational goals relative to change. But given today’s business environment—in which it seems that constant and escalating change is the fuel behind much progress and results—leaders must quickly master their ability to understand and constructively respond to the range…

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Give ‘Em Some Space (For Possibilities)

A significant dimension of leadership is coaching… engaging in conversations that help others make the leap from where they are to where they want (or need) to be. Whether the focus is on correcting a performance problem, expanding capacity, improving relationships, or developing within one’s career, coaching is a powerful tool for supporting others as…

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Small Steps Drive Significant Change

Last week I had the pleasure of working with a national retailer whose leadership team has established some bold goals to transform the culture and reinvent the customer experience. It’s a heady vision that, given their size and structure, will likely prove to be ambitious. Yet, given the distance this organization must travel and the…

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Stop Driving Employees Nuts

This article originally appeared at SmartBlog on Leadership in November 2012. After dedicating a large portion of my professional life to helping leaders develop new skills to improve workplace performance, I’ve come to a startling (and perhaps career-limiting) conclusion: Employee engagement, motivation, and results are less about introducing new leadership behaviors and more about just…

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