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ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development (2nd Edition) by Elaine Biech

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Section VI

Cobbler, What About Your Shoes? Career Contemplations for T&D Professionals

Luminary Perspective

Bev Kaye

As busy T&D professionals with multiple priorities, when do we take the time to stop and consider our own development needs? When do we stop to analyze our own wants? When do we figure out how to take action to move the needle on our own career satisfaction? The answer is usually “not often enough.” We operate in overdrive, we balance so many balls, we serve so many clients, and we run so fast. It’s no wonder we don’t pause to think about our own careers and our own development.

This chapter points the finger at you to do some thinking about your own career. One of the strongest messages for today’s workplace is the need to be ...

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