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Create a wealth of development

The idea of leaders grooming a select few "stars" in a company is pretty familiar. Companies can do much better by embracing the approach of having their managers create "development abundance", as an ongoing dimension of the work place--sharing the development wealth with all.

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Breaking a double finish line

Exceptional development managers tell people that at the finish line of every task they will be breaking two ribbons, one for development and one for results.Jeff hears this, is struck by the technique and tries it out. He is bowled over by how well it works.

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Still Searching for a Performance Management Fix? Find One at Last

Performance Management always seems to need "fixing". Progressive companies are finding new ways to do it. And we have discovered a wonderful fix driven by managers who make everyday a development AND performance day. This blog lays out what they do.

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Hit the Pause Button: Slow Down to Speed Up Development

How can leaders find time to develop people on the job with the crazy crush of 24/7 pressure for results? The answer is counter intuitive: not to act more quickly, but to pause more to slow down to go fast.

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Use random small acts to rev up talent development

No question about it, organizations need processes and policies to put development on the right path. Yet, we regularly hear from managers that programs requiring detailed forms and meetings such as: performance management, IDP’s and succession planning, feel piled on top of their day jobs. Often managers admit to treating them transactionally, which, as we know, has little impact on employee performance and development. The solution?

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