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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Promoting from Within

Although most companies profess to promote from within, some companies don't do so in practice. Why? In some cases, it's because it takes work on a manager's part to groom employees to add skill sets that make them promotable—some companies don't support managers spending their time that way. Some management types want only those with experience in higher-level jobs to do those jobs. Then there are some people who have prejudices. The sentiment "He's a clerical worker, and someone at that level could never handle this kind of responsibility," is more common than you like to think.

Caution

Never, ever let yourself hold an employee back because he or she is invaluable to you in a current role. Absorbing the headache of letting ...

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