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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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The Fine Art of Delegation: Five Vital Tips

Guest Post by Diana Peterson-More I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Diana Peterson-More over the past 2+ decades and I’ve been consistently impressed by the extraordinary leadership she’s demonstrated in her work as a highly-placed HR executive, influential community member and consultant/advisor to top-tier organizations. So, you can imagine how pleased I…

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developing others

What’s Your Disposition Toward Development?

Leaders can’t help but bring their general disposition or temperament to work. And that disposition drives everything they do. How they run meetings. How they set goals. How they organize projects. And how they grow people. Developing others is among a leader’s most critical responsibilities, and the most valuable contribution they can make to the…

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Help Them Grow: 19 Powerful Ways to Build Confidence in Children

Guest Post by Karin Hurt and David Dye I am a huge fan of questions! My early days as a training facilitator proved that not only did I learn more by asking great questions, but I could help others learn more with them as well. And that’s why I’m so excited about this guest post by…

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Attenuating Attrition: How Leaders Can Create a Sticky Situation

As I led a recent session with regional executives within a global organization, the conversation turned to retention—or more accurately, attrition. The most senior leaders lamented their powerlessness over the dynamic facing them. They described a talent market that valued a level of progression, compensation and benefits that exceeded what was expected—or accommodated—anywhere else in…

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Whoa! What are Today’s Most Common Leadership Mistakes?

In today’s highly complex and fast-paced environment, leaders constantly navigate a wide margin of error. Given globalization, heightened competition, and ever-shrinking budgets and cycle times, the potential for leaders to make mistakes is great. Some leaders err by commission—actively undertaking acts that undermine team or organizational success. Others err by omission—failing to do something that’s…

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