CREATING THIS BOOK, LIKE EVERYTHING we talk about in the book, was a developmental process requiring lots of support and guidance from others. We reached out to a multitude of people: many colleagues who are top experts in their fields, exceptional development managers (EDMs) and exceptional development employees (EDEs) both known and unknown to us before our research, an amazing editorial/publishing team, and those closest to us, our cherished family and friends.

We had our earliest conversations about this book with our dear colleagues Ellen Glanz and Linda Rodman, who cheered us on throughout our literary journey. We tapped a wide array of colleagues to help us identify qualified candidates for the research study. We are so ...

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