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ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization’s TD Effort by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 2

Leaders Champion Learning

The managerial role of developing people is the most important building block in the learning foundation. The talent development function will need to ensure that managers have the skills and tools they need. This chapter is short but mighty. Our luminary contributor Ken Blanchard shares his thoughts about leading and developing people in a message that is both inspiring and impactful.

As a trusted advisor, you will serve as a sounding board, a reminder, a coach, and, perhaps at times, a disciplinarian. As managers take on the new or perhaps more robust role of coaching their employees, you will provide the support they need.

It Is the Manager’s Responsibility to Develop Employees

Before managers and leaders ...

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