Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want, Second Edition

  • 1h 26m
  • Beverly Kaye, Julie Winkle Giulioni
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2019

The new edition of the bestselling employee development classic includes advice on engagement and retention in today's more flexible employment environment and a new chapter on creating a career development culture in your organization.

Study after study confirms that career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving retention, engagement, productivity, and results. But most managers feel they just don't have time for it. This book offers a better way: frequent, short conversations with employees about themselves, their goals, and the business that can be integrated seamlessly into the normal course of business.

Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni identify three broad types of conversations that 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 create forward momentum. And the new chapter includes an assessment so you can measure how well your current culture supports development--and how to improve it.

About the Authors

Beverly Kaye is the founder of Career Systems International. She was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Talent Development for her groundbreaking and continual contributions to workplace learning. She is the coauthor of several books, including five editions of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em.

Julie Winkle Giulioni works with organizations worldwide to improve performance through leadership and learning. Named one of Inc. magazine's top 100 leadership speakers, she consults, teaches, speaks, and writes about career development and a variety of workplace topics.

In this Book

  • Introduction—Development Debunked
  • Develop Me or I'm History!
  • Can We Talk?
  • Let Hindsight Light the Way
  • Feed Me
  • What' Happening?
  • If Not up… Then What?
  • Same Seat, New View
  • Advancing Action
  • Grow with the Flow
  • Culture Shift
  • Conclusion—The Development Difference