Endorsements

 

Authors:

Susan and William Bridges, author of Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
“This book moves beyond job titles and descriptions, and helps people see that they are a blend of unique talents, strengths and abilities. In this changing world of getting things done, they have created actionable steps to guide managers in having conversations that will help people feel motivated and challenged. Highly readable and easy to implement!”

Curt Coffman, Co-Author, First Break all the Rules (with Marcus Buckingham) and Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch (with Kathie Sorensen)
“It is impossible for us to grow in isolation.  Development only happens through a meaningful interaction with another person. This book does a wonderful job helping us see how we all can ‘spark thinking, encourage connections and promote discovery.’”

Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level
"Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go is a must for all managers. This proven method provides practical tips on how managers can retain, engage and develop their employees. Buy this book today and you’ll reap the rewards in providing career development for your top talent team."

Sally Helgesen, author, The Female Advantage, The Web of Inclusion, and Thriving in 24/7
 “Profound, clear, accessible and actionable. Help Them Grow shows why we can’t talk about employee engagement without addressing career development. And it spells out how leaders can have that conversation.”

Richard Leider, author of The Power of Purpose
“A book that addresses with wise insight one of the central questions of our time--how do I coach others to grow while still growing myself? If you long to truly make a difference in other's lives, and seek to find new ways, then you must read this book.”

Bob Rosner, author of the Wall Street Journal best seller, The Boss's Survival Guide and founder of Workplace911.org
"Help Them Grow or Watch Them Grow leads me to ask one question. Is Bev Kaye reading my email? Because I've gotten over 50,000 emails covering all the topics she covers in this book. If your job is unfulfilling, buy this book. Because it will show you how to thrive, not merely survive at work."

Alan M. Webber, co-founder, Fast Company magazine and author, Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self
"At last, a hands-on book that's smart, practical, and honest. Everyone knows that people make all the difference; this book will teach you how to make a difference with your people."

Jack Zenger, CEO of Zenger Folkman, and co-author of the best-selling The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach
“Every manager will find this short book to be long on practical ways to make career development happen.”

Corporate Leaders:

Patricia Crull, GVP and Chief Learning Officer, Time Warner Cable
“The title, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, hooks readers immediately with the imperative facing managers today.  This pragmatic book is chock-full of easy to follow steps on how to have critical career conversations— conversations that are uncomfortable for many managers and too often are avoided.  I love that Kaye and Giulioni de-mystify the process and motivate us ‘to talk individual development’ with our employees.  Our employees will love it too!”

Gabriella Giglio, EVP Global Human Resources, American Express.
“One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to grow future leaders. The authors do a great job making the job of development something that is not terribly time consuming.  In fact they spell out ways to make the career conversation something that can happen during one’s everyday work life.  In today’s time starved environment, this is critical.”

Jeff Johnson, Sr. Director Talent Development, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay
“Some people are naturally gifted at leading and engaging in meaningful career development conversations, but most are not.  The authors help narrow the focus and makes career development intentional, tangible, accessible and doable.”

Teresa Roche, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Agilent Technologies
“Bev Kaye has done it again and this time with Julie Winkle Giulioni!  This captivating book helps reframe a fundamental need in today’s context that employees have and that is to learn, grow and contribute.  The authors provide pragmatic insights and tools for managers to make it a part of work versus apart from work with their people in the midst of rapid, ongoing change.   After reading it, it will impossible not to see what one can start doing immediately to be more effective.”

Sharon Silverman, Vice President Human Resources, Macy's
" This is an amazing book.  In all my years coaching executives on career development, this is the best and most comprehensive resource available. It's an easy read that takes the complex issue of career development and simplifies it with real, action-oriented tips, tools and insights.  It's perfectly relevant for new supervisors, senior executives and HR professionals at any level, in any industry". 

Saundra Stroope, Talent Management Manager, ATK
"Becoming an engaging leader means being a leader that people want to follow.  Set a goal for growing and developing people, and they will go above and beyond to produce results.  Help Them Grow offers leaders practical advice and tools for holding meaningful career development conversations before they go." 

Kevin Wilde, VP, Chief Learning Officer, General Mills
“’Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go’, is an important contribution to leading organizations where people and talent growth matters to success."

Bouvier Williams, Vice President and Head of Talent, Learning & Leadership Development, Viacom Media Networks
"This book hones in like a laser on what really works in developing the talent across your business.  The techniques found in Help Them Grow are useful for Leaders, at any level, to support the career aspirations of the people on their teams.  Consider Help Them Grow to be the career development app that allows you to unlock the enthusiasm, creativity, and ability to exceed expectations within your organization!”

Thought Leaders:

Ed Betof, Ed.D., Senior Fellow, The Conference Board
“This is a masterful and extraordinarily practical book.  It takes the best of what research has taught us about employee engagement, career development, effective coaching and the importance of regular and candid conversations and provides the reader with invaluable tools and recommendations that simply work. It is a must read for anyone with responsibility for helping others and oneself to develop.”

Peter Cappelli, Director, Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School and Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania
“Improving the skills of our workforce is one of the country’s most important economic challenges. It has to start with employers, and “Grow ‘Em” tells you how to do it painlessly.”

Chip Conley, Founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels, author of Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness and Success
 "Life and business is all about where you pay attention.  Pay attention to the growth of your people....and they will grow your business.  The authors do a great job in spelling out the how-to's!"

Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.
 “Should be the career conversation Bible for busy leaders!”

Frances Hesselbein, President & CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute
 “A great guidebook for those whose job it is to help other people grow, with all the right questions we need to be asking!”

Edward E. Lawler III, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness
"Great read for those who want to help individuals develop. It is full of useful materials that are easy to access. Ideal for a manager who wants to learn about coaching others.

Rebecca Ray, Senior Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board
“Help Them Grow provides a practical “roadmap” for managers who know that they want to help their teams for all the right reasons but may not know the clear, specific steps they can take to fulfill that desire.  Managers and employees (and the organizations they serve) will benefit from the wisdom in this book.”

Tim Sosbe, Editorial Director, Training Industry Quarterly magazine
“In Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, Bev and Julie have presented a straightforward and unique solution to talent development: Put the workforce in charge of their own growth. This book will help you create the kind of culture for career advancement that builds businesses.”  

Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
“Any good employee wants to be better.  The ideas in Help Them Grow will enable them to do so.  Beverly and Julie have shown again a remarkable gift of turning an important and complex topic into useful and simple ideas and practices.  Their work will help leaders wisely invest in their employees and employees take responsibility for their personal development.