Episode 101: Promotions are So Yesterday with Julie Winkle Giulioni

Rebel Human Resources Podcast

Jun 1 2022 • 42 mins

The pandemic has caused people to rethink many aspects of their lives – including careers. The Great Resignation and Great Reshuffle is evidence of this current reality. Employees recognized that the old, artificial yardstick of career success – the promotion or title – may not be what will best serve them, their families, or their long-term happiness.

Leaders and managers must be prepared to deliver a new employee experience, one that allows people to develop in ways that are important to them. Promotions Are So Yesterday offers a roadmap for doing just that.

Promotions Are So Yesterday focuses on the importance of career development through an easy-to-apply, research-based multidimensional career framework. Featuring seven alternatives to promotions — contribution, competence, connection, confidence, challenge, contentment, and choice—Julie offers powerful ways for career growth that, unlike promotions, are completely within a manager’s and employee’s control.

Filled with practical advice, nearly 100 questions to spark reflection and productive dialogue, and actionable tools that managers can use with employees, Promotions Are So Yesterday proves that when it comes to career development no promotion really is no problem.


Julie Winkle Giulioni is a champion for workplace growth and development and helps executives and leaders optimize talent and potential within their organizations. One of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 speakers, she’s the author of Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive and the co-author of the international bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want, translated into seven languages.

Julie is a regular columnist for Training Industry Magazine and SmartBrief and contributes articles on leadership, career development, and workplace trends to numerous publications including The Economist.

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