Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

Tapping into the hive mind

By |2022-06-17T03:53:41+00:00June 17th, 2022|Developing People, Leader-Led Development, Social Learning|

There is no doubt that interpersonal connections are critical to growth and innovation. Part of the origin story for Silicon Valley is a belief that many of the groundbreaking innovations born there were made possible by the close proximity of all those tech companies, which enabled employees in separate companies to interact with one another. [...]

Modeling the role model role

By |2022-05-12T22:19:58+00:00May 12th, 2022|Developing People|

One of the ways leaders coach others is by example – by demonstrating skills and attitudes. Often, you can show expertise in technical skills to people coming up behind you. But even if you don’t have your team’s full skill set, you can role model many other important skills – being a lifelong learner, acting [...]

Coaching for growth and development

By |2022-05-03T17:31:56+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Developing People|

I suspect I’m going to regret choosing “coach” as the catch-all title for developmental moves that introduce and hone knowledge and skill. It has a lot of different connotations. For some, coaching has a specific meaning related to providing a one-on-one counseling/consulting service meant to guide senior leaders and organizations. As Josh Bersin pointed out [...]

Growth is not necessarily about learning

By |2022-04-22T13:52:19+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Book Reviews, Career Development, Developing People|

You know me, I’m all about learning. But in her new book, Julie Winkle Giulioni makes a compelling argument that when employees say they want career growth, there are many possible means to that end – and learning is only one of them. Giulioni’s conceptualization of the dimensions of career development implies that we need [...]

Introducing The Leader’s Guide to Developing People

By |2022-06-27T14:16:33+00:00April 7th, 2022|Developing People, Leader-Led Development|

In the wake of all the disruptions and workplace changes precipitated by the pandemic, employees are looking for more from their employers. They want flexibility, of course, but they are also expecting a more humanistic management style. Employees want to contribute in a meaningful way, and they want to grow their knowledge and skill. While [...]

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