6If Not UP… Then What?

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Challenge me. Stretch me. I’m not as worried about being promoted as I am about learning, growing, and seeing my talents used in new and different ways.

—an employee (perhaps yours)

Insight and growth are all about possibilities. But the problem is that managers and employees alike frequently have an outdated view of what those possibilities are. Growth in today’s business environment means bidding adieu to some old thinking.

Say good-bye to the career ladder. The organizational belt-tightening and delayering that have occurred over the past several years have left far fewer leadership positions. The upper layers of the ...

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