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Why ‘No Thanks’ is an Unacceptable Response to Development Today

Given the scope and volume of what employees are grappling with today, it’s understandable that many have hit the pause button on their own development. Just getting through the day, concerns about personal safety, and back-to-back video calls frequently consume all of the energy an individual can muster. As a leader, it’s easy to ignore…

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Help Employees Own Their Career Development

Want Employees to Own Their Career Development? Try These 2 Things

Career development is among the most confusing and challenging responsibilities facing leaders. (And make no mistake… it is a critical responsibility. My own research finds that across the generations in the workplace today, employees universally agree that “one of a manager’s fundamental roles is to support his/her employees’ career development.”) And yet, many leaders struggle.…

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It’s Time to Recalibrate Your Career Conversation Cadence

Short on time but committed to helping your employees develop and grow? Watch this 3-minute video based upon my classic article, Developing Your Employees is Like Brushing Your Teeth. Growth, learning, and career development continue become increasingly important requirements of employees in today’s workplace. In fact, in a recent study I conducted, career development was…

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multiple intelligences and sustainable career development

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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development mindsets

Deconstructing the Development Mindset

Since Peter Senge coined the expression “learning organization” more than two decades ago, businesses around the world have aspired to leverage learning toward agility, transformation and long-term success. And most leaders will admit that they still struggle to make this dream a reality. But what if we reframe the conversation? What if we shift the…

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How Exceptional People Developers Beat Bad Systems

A manager who doesn’t appreciate the value of something or simply doesn’t want to do it will always find an excuse not to. And, when it comes to employee development, one doesn’t have to look far for a legitimate one! Organizations unwittingly create impediments to growing people—something that’s recognized as a competitive advantage and requirement…

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