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Career Development: It’s All About Becoming Dispensable

We’ve seen it play out time and again in the workplace. An employee works diligently to carve out a niche. She becomes an expert in a field, a real ‘go-to’ person around critical issues. She heeds the advice she’s heard about how getting ahead boils down to making one’s self indispensable to the organization. And…

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4 Reasons Why I Keep Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go on my Desk

Becky Robinson is guest posting today, and she shares, “I use ideas from Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go nearly every day. As the leader of a new – and growing – team, my most important job is equipping and developing my team to do the work of our company.”

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Creative Crossings: Where Employee Development and Career Development Converge

Although employee and career development ten to serve different objectives, it’s frequently possible to discover the creative crossings where the two meet … if managers look, listen, and watch for the signs.

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Which Would you Rather?

My daughter’s favorite way to pass the time on long trips is the game ‘Would You Rather.’ If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing, here’s a quick primer. One person asks the question, “Would you rather” followed by two equally unsavory choices. Example: Would you rather… eat peanut butter from between the dog’s toes or…

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The Blessing of the Dropped Ball

I’ll admit it. I suffer from a little bit of SWS (Super Woman Syndrome). OK, maybe a lot.  I entered adulthood in the ‘you can have it all’ era and, although I’ve read plenty of self-help books and dedicate myself (weekly) to the idea of balance, I can’t seem to exorcise it. Is it so…

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