Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

Version: Unabridged
Author: Beverly L. Kaye , Julie Winkle Giulioni
Narrator: Susan Boyce
Genres: Business & Economics
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: September 2012
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Study after study confirms that career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving retention, engagement, productivity, and results. Nevertheless, it's frequently back-burnered. When asked why, managers say the number one reason is that they just don't have time--for the meetings, the forms, the administrative hoops. But there's a better way. And it's surprisingly simple: frequent short conversations with employees about their career goals and options integrated seamlessly into the normal course of business. Kaye and Giulioni identify three broad types of conversations that have the power to motivate employees more deeply than any well-intentioned development event or process. These conversations will increase employees' awareness of their strengths, weaknesses, and interests; point out where their organization and their industry are headed; and help them pull all of that together to design their own up-to-the-minute, personalized career paths. Filled with practical tips, guidelines, and templates, as well as nearly a hundred suggested conversation questions, this book proves that careers are best developed one conversation at a time.

Author Details

Author Details

Giulioni, Julie Winkle

Julie Winkle Giulioni has spent more than twenty years improving performance through learning. She's partnered with hundreds of organizations to develop and deploy innovative training products that are in use worldwide. She is well-known and well-regarded for her creative, one-of-a-kind solutions that consistently deliver bottom-line results. As cofounder and principal of DesignArounds, Julie leads multidisciplinary teams that create award-winning electronic and instructor-led training. She is an author and respected speaker on a variety of performance improvement, le