Leaders: Know Your Direct Reports’ Career Experiences and Aspirations

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 #42 Know Your Direct Reports’ Career Experiences/Aspirations

Ask your direct reports about their prior work experiences, and what they liked and didn’t like about those experiences. Ask them about their career aspirations and how you can help them make progress toward those aspirations. Write down what you learn and identify specific actions you can take to help them. These actions may include job or project assignments, coaching or mentoring, or training.

This is the forty-second post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your relationships at home and in the community.

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