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The Leader's Guide to Managing People by Fiona Dent, Mike Brent

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Derailment

Derailment doesn’t come out of the blue, striking at a whim. In most cases, it can be predicted, and is usually the responsibility of both the individual manager and the organisation.

Don W. Prince, Center for Creative Leadership

One of the key risks for you to be aware of as a people manager is the risk of derailment. That is to say, the risk of either you being derailed or your people being derailed. So, what do we mean by derailment? It means being knocked off your planned course, of not achieving what you, and others such as your friends, family, manager and HR department, for example, thought and expected you to achieve. But does it happen a lot? Well, studies by US researcher Morgan McCall and the Center for Creative Leadership ...

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