New Edition of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go Offers Strategies for Organizations to Thrive in a Competitive Labor Market

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The 2nd edition of the bestselling employee development classic includes advice on engagement and retention in the evolving employment environment today.

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"What’s needed is an updated approach that reflects the contemporary business reality and the shift toward flatter and more fluid organizational structures—but this approach to development must keep pace with the speed of business," says Julie Winkle Giulioni.

Career development is one of the most powerful levers that leaders have to drive engagement, job satisfaction, business outcomes, and bottom-line results. And yet, year after year, it continues to be the primary stated reason good people give when they quit and move on.

Leadership and talent development expert and co-author of the expanded second edition of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want, Julie Winkle Giulioni, offers solutions to help organizations attract, develop, and retain top talent through career development.

Her insights are particularly timely given today’s employment environment. Consider these statistics: The latest Bureau of Labor report shows that we are currently experiencing the tightest labor market in recent history. A recent TalentNow survey illuminates a disturbing shortage of talent. And the way people want to work is morphing too, as evidenced by the growth in the contingent or gig workforce.

“Although the workplace has changed dramatically, career development remains frozen in time. Old mindsets and frameworks are falling woefully short of what’s needed today. What’s needed is an updated approach that reflects the contemporary business reality and the shift toward flatter and more fluid organizational structures—but this approach to development must keep pace with the speed of business,” says Winkle Giulioni.

The new edition of international bestseller Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, does just this. The book is available today on Amazon.com and other booksellers.

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, co-authored with Beverly Kaye, exposes the reality of career development in today’s workplace . . . and offers actionable strategies to ensure engagement, retention, and growth. It responds to the importance organizations place on developing a positive employment reputation or brand with a new chapter of how to cultivate a development-supporting culture—even including an organizational assessment on the subject.

“Talent is the most powerful and sustainable competitive advantage a business has in today’s complex and fast-changing environment. As a result, development is good for business and it’s not as hard as many leaders seem to believe,” says co-author Winkle Giulioni.

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go has already earned rave reviews:

“Deceptively simple. Absolutely relevant. Bev and Julie demystify career development and give managers the key to unlocking the potential around them.”
—Heidi Brandow, Director, Global Learning & Development, Tesla, Inc.

“Should be the career conversation bible for busy leaders.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, CEO, Author of the New York Times bestseller Triggers

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

Celebrating the launch of the second edition, AthenaOnline, the original enterprise microlearning platform, has launched a series of short instructional videos. Visit athenaonline.com/helpthemgrow to access nine free micro-lessons that bring the concepts in the book to life.

For more information about Julie Winkle Giulioni and the book, visit help-them-grow.com.

Julie Winkle Giulioni
Julie Winkle Giulioni partners with organizations worldwide to improve performance through leadership and learning. Named one of Inc. Magazine's top 100 leadership speakers, Julie is the co-author of the international bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want. She offers keynotes, workshops, webinars, elearning and microlearning solutions that deliver measurable results around career development, leadership and other contemporary workplace topics.

AthenaOnline
AthenaOnline helps employees learn business skills 5 minutes at a time. With increasing time demands and decreasing attention spans, Athena’s expert-driven microlearning lessons are the perfect solution to deliver just-in-time performance and development support. AthenaOnline created the first enterprise microlearning platform in 1999. Now with over 2,700 bite-sized learning videos from 150 business experts, Athena continues to lead the way in delivering innovative learning solutions.

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