The time-honored tradition of defining career development exclusively in terms of promotions, moves, and title changes is dead. What lives on are unrealistic expectations from this outdated mindset, leaving employees disengaged, managers disempowered, and organizations disadvantaged as they struggle to retain talent.
Flatter organizations, hollowed out hierarchies, shifting demographics, and other changes have created a workplace where the promotions that are available will never keep pace with employees’ appetite for growth. The time has come to shed yesterday’s limited view of career development and find ways to enable the growth people and organizations need today.
In Promotions Are SO Yesterday, Julie Winkle Giulioni demonstrates that beyond, between, and besides the climb up the corporate ladder, there are many other ways that employees want to grow. You will gain a new perspective on development through an easy-to-apply, research-based multidimensional career framework. The framework features seven alternatives to promotions—contribution, competence, connection, confidence, challenge, contentment, and choice—all of which offer powerful ways to grow that, unlike promotions, are completely within a manager’s and employee’s control.
Filled with practical advice, nearly 100 questions to spark reflection and productive dialogue, and actionable tools that managers can use with employees, Promotions Are SO Yesterday proves that when it comes to career development no promotion really is no problem.