Truth 30. If you’re a manager, you’re a career coach

No one is in a dead-end job, not even those people who think they are. There is always a way out—even a way up—from any job. Help your employees find that line of sight between what they’re doing now and what they’d like to be doing in their future. You are helping develop the future of your entire business.

Managers who help their employees control the quality of their career prospects control the quality of their own prospects, including the high costs of turnover and replacement. Sooner or later, your employees will start looking for their next opportunity. You should have already helped them spot it, plan for it, and train for it (within your company, not down the street). Career pathing ...

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