About Art Petty

Art Petty is a coach, speaker and workshop presenter focusing on helping professionals and organizations learn to survive and thrive in an era of change. When he is not speaking, Art serves senior executives, business owners and high potential professionals as a coach and strategy advisor. Additionally, Art’s books are widely used in leadership development programs. To learn more or discuss a challenge, contact Art.

Think Differently About Professional Development Investments

Having spent millions of dollars of my budget and many hundreds of hours of my time, and probably tens of thousands of hours of the combined time of my team members, I’ve cultivated some strong likes/dislikes and some powerful lessons learned. Use these in outstanding professional development health with your teams and colleagues.

Leadership Caffeine™—Commit to Helping Your New Managers Succeed from the Start

If you are a manager responsible for promoting and developing a new manager, the hard work begins during selection and continues long after in the form of observing, teaching, and coaching. There are no shortcuts to building the next generation of effective managers.

Leadership Caffeine™—The Five Building Blocks of the Healthy Working Environment

It's always bothered me that building a healthy working environment isn't described in most managerial job descriptions. This is the most important work a manager can engage in to strengthen engagement and performance, yet working on the working environment is ignored in the daily rush for results. In this article, I offer ideas and approaches to help managers jump-start this critical work.

Mid-Week Career Caffeine—Overcoming Your Fear of Risk

The number one reason experienced, capable professionals relegate ideas of a career change to daydreams or fantasies is the fear of risk. After all, shifting from the work, firm, or vocation that's paying the bills feels inherently risky. However, what if there were a way to manage and mitigate the majority of the risk involved with a career change? Would that make you more comfortable pursuing the career you believe is right for you at this stage of your life? I think so. Learn more in the latest Mid-Week Career Caffeine video.

Free Mini-Course on How to Set Your New Managers Up for Success

It’s vital to get the transition from contributor to manager right, and frankly, it’s often left to chance—never a good plan. Sadly, there's still too much sink-or-swim going on when it comes to new manager development. On August 11 at noon central, I’m running my latest mini-class: How to Help Your New Managers Survive & Thrive from the Start.

Leadership Caffeine™—Rethinking Your Team’s Business Reviews and Operating Approach

While I’ve not attended your business review session, I can tell you with confidence born of experience that most of these events are painful time, productivity, and morale killers. And, in this world where COVID has taught us that quarters are like centuries and the world shifts in hours and days, I increasingly find the ubiquitous quarterly business reviews anachronistic. It's time to change your team's operating approach.

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