South Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
Today marks a special day for Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni. The authors are celebrating an important milestone this week – the one year anniversary of their book, "Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want."
Published in September 2012, the book is filled with practical tips and guidelines for supporting career development through simple but frequent conversations with employees that can be integrated seamlessly into the normal pace of business.
“Like eating your fruits and veggies, developing your employees should be done every day. Julie Winkle Giulioni and Beverly Kaye not only show how easy it can be but make the case that regular, short conversations can better develop people,” says Charlene Li, founder, Altimeter Group, author of Open Leadership, and coauthor of Groundswell.
In the book, Giulioni and Kaye identify three broad types of conversations that have the power to motivate employees more deeply than any well-intentioned development event or process.
“Study after study confirms that career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving retention, engagement, productivity, and results,” says Winkle Giulioni. “Our goal is to help create a workplace where every employee can flourish, contribute, and grow.”
Over the past year, the authors have received countless heart-warming stories of success resulting from their advice in the book. They’ve traveled extensively, offering workshops, conferences, and keynotes for organizations wishing to incorporate the principles of "Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go" to support continuous learning and development.
As part of the anniversary celebration, the authors have been working with practitioners in the field and will share the work this week during the American Society of Training and Development’s annual “Career Week.” Additionally, supporters from the launch campaign are joining together through special blog posts and social media outreach to celebrate and continue building momentum for the book.
Within the past 12 months, "Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want" has received more than sixty 5-star Amazon reviews, was named #1 Hot Release for Business Management by Amazon and has sold over 22,000 copies prior to its official first birthday. It’s being translated into Spanish and Russian.
"Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want" is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, 800CEORead, Indie Bound, and Books-a-Million.
Readers and fans are invited to join the anniversary celebration.
Julie Winkle Giulioni is cofounder and principal of DesignArounds, a bicoastal consulting and instructional design firm. She works with organizations globally to develop and implement learning that works. She's a sought-after speaker and author of "Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want."
Beverly Kaye is founder and co-CEO of Career Systems International, specializing in engagement, retention, and development. She is a well-known keynote speaker, and developer of innovative learning tools. She's the author of many bestsellers including "Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want."