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Developing Talent for Organizational Results: Training Tools From the Best in the Field by Elaine Biech

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Chapter 38

Redirect the Development Dialogue

From Complaint to Action

CAREER SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

In This Chapter

  • How managers can enhance career discussions with employees.
  • Suggestions for employees who desire career advancement.

Like a fly on the wall, I could see that he was no longer listening. His eyes were focused on nothing, his mouth was snapped into a thin line, and there wasn’t a hint of connection or interest in his body language. He was getting tense and his face showed the tightness of annoyance . . . maybe even anger. He seemed to drag himself though the rest of the meeting and I wondered whether he would make it to the end of the session without exploding. Another career development discussion and it was always the same story ...

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