Category Archives: Talent Management & Development

Making Effective Leadership Catch On

Have you ever thought about ways to make what you do more “catchy” or attractive? I definitely have, and so I recently read the book “Contagious” by Jonah Berger that offers some research-based guidance for how anyone can practically do … READ MORE

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Short-Term Assignments, Long-Term Success

Many years ago as a young professional at CCL, I had a special six-month assignment as “assistant to the president.” I was the second person to serve in the role. The president at the time had created the role to … READ MORE

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6 Ways to Get Things Done: Turn Thinking into Doing

Implement. Execute. Walk the talk. Get it done. As a leader, you know that action counts. So why is it so difficult to just get things done? Strategic thinking may not translate well into action because of the lack of … READ MORE

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3 Reasons Why Personal Goals Fail

Ever feel like you are roaming hopelessly through your life and your career without direction? Setting personal goals can help you improve and change, and achieve satisfaction. Goal-setting isn’t easy. It takes time and commitment.  Avoid these three goal busters … READ MORE

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Just Say Yes

In the last six months I have found myself saying “yes” to requests or opportunities that I typically would have quickly said “no” to. Not “no” because I’m too busy, or “no” because the work would distract me from higher … READ MORE

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Navigating the Promise and Peril of Assignment Re-entry

One in four. That’s the number of organizations in a recent survey by Cartus that reported difficulties in repatriating international assignees and making good use of their experiences. When asked what aspect of their global mobility program they were most … READ MORE

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Why some managers don’t learn from experience & 3 ways to fix it

Often despite attempts to provide developmental experiences for people, by all accounts the learning doesn’t happen. Perhaps you’ve heard of people like this? Jane had been given a plum assignment helping her new company ramp up its marketing function. This … READ MORE

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5 Job Challenges for Leader Development

Need a change in your career?  Accept a new job challenge. Job assignments are one of the oldest and most important forms of leader development. It can give you the opportunity to learn by doing, and more importantly, allow you … READ MORE

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Making it Stick: Finding the Velcro in Leadership Learning

If you are any of the following–an executive, a supervisor, an HR manager, or a learner in an open enrollment or custom program—you probably have pondered this question: What is the payoff for my learning investment? Whether you ask this … READ MORE

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The #1 Way That Leaders Learn, Grow and Change

One of my key learning experiences happened over a decade ago. I had moved into a vice-president role–an increase in scope that was a stretch experience in and of itself. But the job as it unfolded held a new twist … READ MORE

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