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Intuition versus Logic

Intuition: How’s Your Gut Feeling?

I’m delighted to host this guest post from Jim Dittmar, co-author of A Leadership Carol: A Classic Tale for Modern Leaders as well as The LEADERS Model: Essential Practices for Today’s Leaders. His latest book is an operating manual for leadership today, offering a much-needed resource for those new to the role as well as…

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build trust

Do You Want to Build Trust or Just Play Games?

Guest post by Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley. I am thrilled to host this guest post by Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley on the day they launch, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. This book leverages the decades of leadership wisdom accumulated and shared by luminary Ken…

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maze of career opportunities

Why We Still Can’t Get Career Development Right

Yet again, organizations, talent professionals, and leaders have to face the hard data and hard reality that we’ve still not cracked the code on what matters most to employees: career opportunities. It’s not for lack of effort. Companies are investing extraordinary resources in skills training, portals, online systems, and processes designed to make this happen. And it all falls short. Here’s why.

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2021 most read posts

Checkpoint 2021: The Top Read Blog Posts

2020 is safely (and thankfully!) in our rearview mirror. And now we’ve made it through the first half of 2021.  This seemed the perfect time to look back at our most popular blog content over the past six months.  The most popular posts were not surprisingly focused on leadership and career development.  This past year…

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reflexive or reflective

Are You a Reflective of Reflexive Leader?

Tom is a mid-level manager in a technology firm. He’s risen quickly because of the volume of work he’s consistently been able to manage. He explains his success like this: “Given the pace of business today, you can’t overthink things. You’ve got to diagnose what’s before you, apply the appropriate fix and move on to…

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Development Plan or Development Planning? There is a Difference

If your organization is like most, you’re likely seeing less attention paid to development planning. It’s understandable. Leaders face time challenges like never before. Teams are increasingly distributed across geographies, making connections complex. The general sentiment that employees should own their own development frequently leads managers to a sensibility that’s too hands-off. And self-service/on-demand learning…

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