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Electronic Newsletter                 Issue 2006-07

 

July 2006

In this issue Striking Statistic, Timely Tip, Computer Clue, Group Gathering and Quick Quote

 

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Striking Statistic

 

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.

 

Timely Tip

 

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:

  • What are the objectives and goals for the next 6-12 months?

  • What are gaps exist between what individual and management see as key job priorities?

  • What are the strongest skills and how/when are they used?

  • What skills need to be developed or improved and how will this be accomplished?

  • What results have been accomplished and how are they significant to growth?

  • What areas of current job can be improved or changed to be more satisfying?

  • What areas in current job are satisfying or place in which excellence is shown?

  • What other opportunities might there be an interest in?

Computer Clue

 

To find out more about career development or holding development discussions, google "career development".

 

To find various options for self-assessments, go to

http://www.managementhelp.org/prsn_dev/assess.htm

 

Group Gathering

 

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.

 

Individual Development Group Development
 Additional Training  Group Training
 Higher Education  Team Building Activities
 Mentor or Coach  Consultant or Facilitator

 

Key skills to develop include:  goal-setting, interpersonal/communication skills, decision-making, thinking skills, problem-solving, time management, and organization skills.

 

Quick Quote

 

"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.

 

Click here to see Planning course outlines.

 

Additional organizing courses available:

  • Workspace Organization

  • Problem Solving

  • Group Organization

Click here for Organizing course outlines.

 

Also available

2 - 4 hour

teaming courses.

 

Click here to see Team Building course outlines.