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The Multiple Intelligences Required to Facilitate Career Development Today

The career development landscape facing employees and leaders today is more complex than ever before. Flatter, delayered organizations offer fewer opportunities for promotions (or even lateral moves). Changing demographics place new pressures on the workplace with an employee population that spans four generations and must address the varied expectations that come along with each. Organic,…

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Letting Go with Grace

It’s been a tough week. Our son – the most remarkable, capable, smart, fun, likable, insightful young man I know (a completely unbiased assessment) –  moved into his first apartment. While I’m bursting with pride that he’s so well-prepared for and excited about the next phase of his life, it’s a loss… and it changes…

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Context Changes Everything

The actual, unedited text exchange to the right between my son’s girlfriend and his loving mother (me!) might leave the uninformed reader confused. What could possibly be good or exciting about salmonella poisoning? Why the celebratory tone around news of such a terrible diagnosis? If we’d heard the news five days earlier, the conversation would…

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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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Want to Kill Young Workers’ Motivation and Drive? Utter These 4 Words

Commencement season is in full bloom. And many organizations are looking forward to an influx of freshly-minted graduates within their ranks. Potential and excitement fill the air. The opportunity to develop, inspire, engage, and grow these new workplace entrants is great. So is the potential to kill their motivation and drive… with just four small…

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Everything I Needed to Know About Leadership, I Learned… When My Kids Entered Kindergarten

Move over, military.  There’s a new leadership development setting in town! For most of the twentieth century, leaders grew up primarily through their military experiences, developing the models, approaches, and skills that would eventually extend to the workplace. But, as enlistment in the armed forces has systematically dropped, potential leaders have had to find other…

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