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After the Plan: Keeping Employee Development on Track

The single biggest fault in employee development is that once the plan is written, nothing happens. Everyone got together, wrote something actionable, and then went about their normal business. Progress…

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After the Plan: What Could Derail an Employee Development Plan?

The meeting(s) have all been attended. Drafts were passed back and forth. Finally, pen was set to paper. An employee’s development plan for the upcoming period has been set up.…

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5 Employee Appreciation Ideas That Don’t Break the Budget

Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, March 6. Plenty of workplaces around the world will be ordering catered lunches, instituting casual dress, or organizing happy hours to celebrate their employees. Those…

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Unintended Benefits of Well-Executed Development Plans

We all know that employee development requires a specific plan that guides the goals of both the employee and the organization over the course of a certain period, often one…

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Do Your Leaders Speak to Employees’ Hearts, or Just Their Heads?

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” –…

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Language in Leadership: The Language Learning Exploits of Our Presidents

In the history of the United States, being an exceptional leader has been defined by more than just a top-notch education, courageous decision-making, and inspiring eloquence. Indeed, most U.S. presidents had access…

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Developmental Assignments: Cheaper Expat Options

Developmental assignments overseas are an expensive, but necessary, cost of doing business for many organizations. They help develop leadership talent, open new markets, and serve as a carrot for employees…

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