Electronic Newsletter Issue 2006-07
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In a global executive quiz from Leaders Unlimited Korn/Ferry International when asked how to make a difference in retention of talented employees: 42% indicated empowering employees to make decisions, 32% included opportunities for advancement and career development, 16% said better work/life quality, and only 6% indicated compensation.
In order to achieve the desired results for the individual and the organization, career development discussions should aid in setting goals, developing strategies, establishing priorities, and assigning actions. Both the individual and their manager need to prepare for the discussion by asking questions related to current and future skills, as well as job performance, satisfaction, and opportunities. Example questions include:
To find out more about career development or holding development discussions, google "career development".
To find various options for self-assessments, go to
Development can be for an individual or a group/team of people. The best approach for development options maybe somewhat different depending on the skill to be developed and whether it is necessary for all group members to develop at the same rate. Below is a list of alternatives to consider for each developmental need.
Key skills to develop include: goal-setting, interpersonal/communication skills, decision-making, thinking skills, problem-solving, time management, and organization skills.
"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success." - Henry Ford
Wizard of When units available in:
full-length courses or 1 hour topic seminars.
Additional organizing courses available:
2 - 4 hour