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Author: Beverly Kaye, Julie Winkle Giulioni Narrator: Susan Boyce Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781620642450
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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. Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle 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.

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go is filled with practical tips, guidelines, and templates, as well as nearly a hundred suggested conversation questions. Illuminated with the perspectives of real managers and employees, this audiobook proves that careers are best developed one conversation at a time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Should be the career conversation bible for busy leaders!” 

    Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author

  • “One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to grow future leaders. The authors do a great job making development something that can happen during one’s everyday work life.” 

    Gabriella Giglio, Executive Vice President for Global Human Resources, American Express

  • “Every manager will find this short book to be long on practical ways to make career development happen.”

    Jack Zenger, CEO, Zenger Folkman, and coauthor of the bestselling The Extraordinary Leader

  • “Life and business is all about where you pay attention. Pay attention to the growth of your people…and they will grow your business. The authors do a great job in spelling out the how-tos!”  

    Chip Conley, founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels, and author of Emotional Equations

  • “Like eating your fruits and veggies, developing your employees should be done every day. Beverly Kaye and Julie Giulioni not only show how easy it can be but make the case that regular, short conversations can better develop people.”

    Charlene Li, founder, Altimeter Group, author of Open Leadership, and coauthor of Groundswell

  • “This pragmatic book is chock-full of easy-to-follow steps on how to have critical career conversations—conversations that are uncomfortable for many managers and too often are avoided. I love that Kaye and Giulioni demystify the process and motivate us ‘to talk individual development’ with our employees. Our employees will love it too!”

    Patricia Crull, Group Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Time Warner Cable

  • “Filled with great examples, questions, and real-world approaches that fit into the workflow, this book brings much-needed simplicity and personal touch back to career development.”

    David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International

  • “Developing talent is essential for business success. This book provides a practical and easy-to-implement approach that can have a big impact on an organization.” 

    Tamar Elkeles, Chief Learning Officer, Qualcomm

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About the Author

Beverly Kaye’s groundbreaking programs have been implemented by such leading corporations as American Express, AT&T, Compaq, and Xerox. The scores of products she has designed are produced by her Scranton-based organization, Career Systems International.

About the Narrator

Susan Boyce is an audiobook narrator and an actor who has worked onstage at Trinity Repertory Theater, Worcester Foothills Theater, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and every major ragtime and traditional jazz festival in the United States. She has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.