Preface and Acknowledgments




The more we look at organizations, the more we see that career development often takes a back seat to the organization’s day-to-day demands. The need to promote a career development culture has never been stronger than it is today. The cost of not having a career development culture far outweighs the cost of supporting such an initiative.

When an employee’s career development goals are aligned with the needs of the organization, career development seems effortless and is a clear and affordable priority for management. The problem, however, is when the employee’s and the organization’s goals diverge.

Often, the fallacy is that the employee’s aspirations and the organization’s goals are divergent when they are ...

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