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Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go by Julie Winkle Giulioni, Beverly Kaye

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9Grow with the FLOW

For me, it doesn’t have to be a big sit-down meeting. In fact, I’d rather it wasn’t. Doesn’t it seem odd that something as important and personal as someone’s career is put on an annual schedule … sort of like a termite inspection?

—an employee (perhaps yours)

Want real results? Take career development off the calendar and bring it into real everyday life.

Don’t get us wrong. Organizations need individual development planning (IDP) schedules and processes to ensure that career conversations happen. For some employees, it’s the only way a development dialogue might ever occur. (Our research indicates that even with those processes in place, nearly 20 percent of those polled still don’t get the “annual inspection.”)

So, we’re ...

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