The Career Success Formula

Strategy Driven Leadership: The Playbook for Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders, I shared with you our “Career Success Formula.” In short, your career success is made up of all your Key Developmental Experiences (KDE’s), such as rolling out a new product and  where you learned the essential skills or  ]“Key Leadership Competencies” (KLC’s) that were needed to complete the job, such as getting everyone on board and behind the new product. Learning from the experiences is enhanced by regular reflection...

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Do Really Want to Hear My Comments?

and ready to receive it. Here are some ideas on giving and getting feedback Giving: Ask the person whether they want any feedback for an activity they have completed. Check with them about where and when you give feedback—some people want it 1-1, while others might prefer email. Someone else might like the feedback immediately while someone else might prefer it a few days later. Be respectful and specific in how you provide information. Avoid inflammatory words or opinions and...

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The Essential Skills

Clearly, social competence is probably more important for success in the work and professional world than are a lot of the so- called “hard skills”. Additionally, how can we begin to ascribe a new way of thinking about these skills so that they receive the proper value and importance? I’ve started referring to these competences as “The Essential Skills” indicating that these competencies are much more than “nice to have”. These are the requirements for admission to the work world...

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