Up Is Not The Only Way

by Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart

Move up or move out. When those two options appear to be the only ones, dissatisfaction grows and engagement suffers. In decades of studying careers around the globe, Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart have found that, in fact, there are more options. And rethinking career mobility can lead you to them!

Career mobility isn’t just about moving to a new city or country. It’s about stretching, learning, and transforming. Whether you’re working on your own career or you’re a manager, a mentor, or a coach helping others, Up Is Not the Only Way offers you six ways to build successful mobile careers.

Keep the same job but discover multiple ways to learn and grow while staying in the same place. If a new job in the same company is in the cards, experiment and test possibilities. Make a lateral move as a powerful way to develop new skills. If stepping back is the right answer, discover how it can be done without derailing a career. Pursue a promotion when it’s the right time and role. And if it’s time to step out the door, the authors suggest how to make an elegant exit that maybe leaves open the possibility of a return one day.

The book includes important questions to consider—about interests, skills, values, and timing—when choosing to enrich or make a change. For each option, Up Is Not the Only Way explores how managers, coaches, and employees can have rich career conversations and partner to determine the best courses of action.

Rather than narrowing aspirations to one dream job or role, Kaye, Williams, and Cowart encourage readers to take a “kaleidoscope” view—to be open to ever-shifting patterns of options, opportunities, and possibilities—to build a rewarding career.

Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss: A Manager’s Playbook

by Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordan-Evans

Stay interviews prevent exit interviews!

You can’t afford to lose them. They’re your stars and your solid citizens. You wonder if they’re happy in your organization—and what might keep them there. To find out, you could:

A. Conduct a survey—then try to guess who said what.
B. Take note of their latest tattoos. Is your company logo among them?
C. Ask, “What will keep you here?”

The correct answer is C. It’s the opening line of a great stay interview, and it could make the difference between keeping and losing your best people.

Worried that your talented people will want things you can’t deliver, like more money or a big promotion? Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans have a simple four-step process for dealing with that. Not sure how to get started? They provide dozens of suggested questions and icebreakers. Think you don’t have time? They offer all kinds of creative time-saving options for where, when, and how you can do stay interviews.

Love ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People To Stay

by Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordan-Evans

Since employees who walk out the door cost their companies up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. And with so many surveys reporting that employees are unhappy and not working up to their full potential, engagement is a second serious and costly issue. The latest edition of this Wall Street Journal bestseller offers twenty-six simple strategies—from A to Z—that managers can use to address their employees’ real concerns and keep them engaged.

The fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes many more international examples, reflecting the fact that Love ’Em or Lose ’Em is available in twenty-two languages, from Albanian and Arabic to Thai and Turkish. Its message is truly one that spans continents and cultures

Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

by Beverly Kaye & Julie Winkle Giulioni

Washington Post Best Seller list

Let’s face it, we don’t always do the things we know we should. We know that we should exercise more, eat better, or get more sleep. As managers it’s the same thing: we know how important it is to help our employees develop and grow but maybe we don’t do it as well or as frequently as we could. This book will help you change that. Get the simple tools, competence, and confidence you need to fully support your employees.

Love It, Don’t Leave It: 26 Ways To Get What You Want At Work

by Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordan-Evans

Washington Post Best Seller list

Let’s face it, we don’t always do the things we know we should. We know that we should exercise more, eat better, or get more sleep. As managers it’s the same thing: we know how important it is to help our employees develop and grow but maybe we don’t do it as well or as frequently as we could. This book will help you change that. Get the simple tools, competence, and confidence you need to fully support your employees.