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Don’t Risk Losing Your “A” Players

Don’t Risk Losing Your “A” Players

One of the critical steps in Succession Planning is assessing your talent during a talent conversation, which I discuss in Chapter 8 of my book Replaceable, An Obsession with Succession. In a new Forbes article Critical Thinking About Critical Roles by Tonushree...

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The Best Way to Develop Employees isn’t Training

The Best Way to Develop Employees isn’t Training

I’ve always admired Dan Rockwell and his concise blogs on Leadership Freak. One of his recent blogs, How Busy Managers Practice People Development, reinforced my belief that great managers who incorporate coaching skills into their management style, separate...

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The Four Types of Coaching Conversations

The Four Types of Coaching Conversations

Most of my clients practice coaching to develop their employees. Yet the development conversation is only one of four types of coaching conversations. Coaching conversations can be focused on development, problem solving, performance feedback and career planning. It’s...

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Praise: Do It Often and Make It Meaningful

Praise: Do It Often and Make It Meaningful

Praise, it can be uncomfortable to give and receive. As this Inc article points out employees are often embarrassed by praise and recognition while managers can become anxious about effectively giving out praise. It goes on to say that the most important thing in...

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Developing Future Leaders Is an Ongoing Process

Developing Future Leaders Is an Ongoing Process

Why is it important to develop future leaders within your company?  Continuity of company culture, labor shortages, and an unexpected death of a senior manager are just a few important reasons. In his book, Built to Last, Jim Collins describes the very successful...

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Beth Armknecht Miller’s passion for learning and dedication to bringing out the best in others are strands woven throughout her career and are found in her work with Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm.