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The Professional Pigeonhole: How to Escape and Expand Your Career Options

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

As professionals, we pride ourselves on developing expertise and becoming invaluable members of our organizations. But what happens when we become too valuable - when our well-developed and widely admired expertise becomes the very thing that keeps us pigeonholed?

I've encountered this phenomenon during my 20 years of executive coaching and facilitation work with organizations around the world, and I recently began working with a leader in such a situation. Early in my conversations with An


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