Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go (Paperback)

Career Conversations Employees Want

By Beverly Kaye, Julie Winkle Giulioni

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781609946326, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2012

List Price: 17.95*
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About the Author

Beverly Kaye is founder and co-CEO of Career Systems International, specializing in engagement, retention, and development. She is a well-known keynote speaker, writer, and developer of innovative learning tools.

Julie Winkle Giulioni is cofounder and principal of DesignArounds, a bicoastal consulting and instructional design firm specializing in leadership, sales, and customer service.


Praise For Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

“This pragmatic book is chock-full of easy-to-follow steps on how to have critical career conversations—conversations that are uncomfortable for many managers and too often are avoided. I love that Kaye and Giulioni demystify the process and motivate us ‘to talk individual development’ with our employees. Our employees will love it too!” 
—Patricia Crull, Group Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Time Warner Cable 


“Filled with great examples, questions, and real-world approaches that fit into the workflow, this book brings much-needed simplicity and personal touch back to career development.”
—David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International


“Every manager will find this short book to be long on practical ways to make career development happen.” 
—Jack Zenger, CEO, Zenger Folkman, and coauthor of the bestselling The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach 


“Like eating your fruits and veggies, developing your employees should be done every day. Beverly Kaye and Julie Giulioni not only show how easy it can be but make the case that regular, short conversations can better develop people.”
—Charlene Li, founder, Altimeter Group, author of Open Leadership, and coauthor of Groundswell
 
“Life and business is all about where you pay attention. Pay attention to the growth of your people...and they will grow your business. The authors do a great job in spelling out the how-tos!”
—Chip Conley, founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels, and author of Emotional Equations


“Developing talent is essential for business success. This book provides a practical and easy-to-implement approach that can have a big impact on an organization.”
—Tamar Elkeles, Chief Learning Officer, Qualcomm


“One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to grow future leaders. The authors do a great job making development something that can happen during one’s everyday work life.”
—Gabriella Giglio, Executive Vice President for Global Human Resources, American Express


“Should be the career conversation bible for busy leaders!”
—Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestsellers Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There


“The authors provide pragmatic insights and tools for managers to make it a part of work versus apart from work with their people in the midst of rapid, ongoing change. After reading this book, it will impossible not to see what one can start doing immediately to be more effective.”
—Teresa Roche, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Agilent Technologies 


Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go is an important contribution to leading organizations where people and talent growth matters to success.” 
—Kevin Wilde, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, General Mills


“In all my years coaching executives on career development, this is the best and most comprehensive resource available. It takes the complex issue of career development and simplifies it with real, action-oriented tips, tools, and insights. It’s relevant for new supervisors, senior executives, and HR professionals at any level, in any industry.”
—Sharon Silverman, Vice President, Human Resources, Macy's


“Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni provide a practical, personalized approach that promises to help managers seeking to create an environment that supports all members of a diverse workforce and empowers them to achieve their career growth aspirations. All of which creates a win-win situation for employees, managers, and their organizations.”
—R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., author of World Class Diversity Management


“At last, a hands-on book that’s smart, practical, and honest. Everyone knows that people make all the difference; this book will teach you how to make a difference with your people.”
—Alan Webber, cofounder, Fast Company, and author of Rules of Thumb


“Improving the skills of our workforce is one of the country’s most important economic challenges. It has to start with employers, and Help Them Grow tells you how to do it painlessly.” 
—Peter Cappelli, Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School, and Professor of Management, University of Pennsylvania 


“Great read for those who want to help individuals develop. It is full of useful materials that are easy to access. Ideal for a manager who wants to learn about coaching others.”
—Edward E. Lawler III, Distinguished Professor of Business, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and coauthor of Management Reset


“Beverly and Julie have a remarkable gift of turning an important and complex topic into useful and simple ideas and practices. Their work will help leaders wisely invest in their employees and employees take responsibility for their personal development.” 
—Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business Administration, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 


Help Them Grow provides a practical road map for managers who know that they want to help their teams but may not know the clear, specific steps they can take. Managers, employees, and the organizations they serve will benefit from the wisdom in this book.”
—Rebecca Ray, Senior Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board 
 
“I loved this book. Draw from the abundant list of simple yet powerful questions and become the best talent manager in your organization.” 
—Tina Sung, Vice President, Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships, Partnership for Public Service


“Bev and Julie give us creative, fresh, and immediately applicable tools to spark career conversations in real time, in the moment—not once or twice per year. I’ve already applied a couple of suggestions from the book and received an immediate payback.”
—Lorraine Munoz, Director, Leadership Development, Boston Scientific Corporation


“A great guidebook for those whose job it is to help other people grow, with all the right questions we need to be asking!”
—Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute