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Accelerating Your Development as a Leader: A Guide for Leaders and Their Managers by Robert Barner

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Essentials of Good Development Planning

In the last chapter we discussed the importance of establishing a clearly defined career target. If you completed all of the suggested “next step” actions that were recommended at the end of the chapter, you should now have a better idea of the skill gaps you need to close in order to prepare for your next career move. In addition, if your selected career target lies within a very different organizational setting, you have probably discovered the gaps you will need to close to successfully adapt to this new work environment.

The second step in accelerating your development is to construct a written development plan that can help you close those gaps. A written plan is more than a check-the-box exercise. ...

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