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Essentially, you are asking people to shift loyalties, which can certainly happen—but it does take time. Coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard shares an approach that can get things moving in the right direction.
Dear Madeleine, I am a senior director at a big pharma company. Our company has grown quickly through mergers and acquisitions—four in the last four years, in fact. I’ve noticed a big problem with…
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For many jobs, work is no longer a place we go to--but something we do, from any place, at any time. Virtual teams have different dynamics that need to be accounted for says Blanchard leadership expert Randy Conley.
In 1997 I asked my boss to consider allowing me to telecommute on a part-time basis. My proposal went down in flames. Although the company already had field-based people who telecommuted full-time,…
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Feeling like you might be limiting yourself—or the universe? Coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard shares two strategies you can use to manage that feeling.
I started with a new client today and we talked about setting goals. My client expressed reservations about goal setting. In the past he had articulated a vision for what he and his business would …
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Blanchard blogger Jemma Garraghan shares a running example with great advice on what to do when you can’t find the motivation--or just don’t want to.
I am a runner. It defines me. Up until recently, my Twitter bio’s opening descriptor was Runner. (It’s now, temporarily, a Game of Thrones quote. I’ll change it back soon.) Running is part of my li…
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Are you unnecessarily keeping your hands on the work your direct reports should be doing themselves? Coaching expert Joanne Maynard shares four tips for empowering others instead of doing the work yourself.
Most leaders began their careers as high functioning individual contributors. They had their sphere of responsibilities and took pride in their ability to accomplish tasks. They were self-starter…
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Next time you feel let down as a leader, learn to find the strength within the weakness. Practicing this skill will demonstrate your appreciation for each person’s value and make you a better leader. New post by Hart Lee.
Have you ever been let down by someone you lead or manage? If this happens more than once, you may start thinking of it as a flaw within the individual—which may lead to you eventually having a har…
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Know your worth. Know who you are. And don’t apologize for it. Go out and be you, and dare others to stop you. Great encouragement from Blanchard blogger Gus Jaramillo!
I was recently in a coaching conversation with a client—now a friend—who was working through getting a new job and negotiating salary. In a paradoxical twist, as it seems to always happen, she had …
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When leaders are servants first and leaders second, they make a positive difference in everyone around them. Ken Blanchard shares an everyday real-life example.
Continuing with the servant leader theme, I want to share a real-life example that I experienced. To help you realize that servant leadership can occur in any organization, consider what happened w…
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You must take care of yourself for the long haul or you will be a miserable human being. With vacation season just ahead, coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard shares a conscientious approach to taking vacation and staying on top of your workload.
Dear Madeleine, I am a leader who is conscientious, caring, and committed. Now, at the middle of my career, I find myself becoming a bit resentful of working long hours. I am constantly in danger …
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When it comes to being an inspiring and effective leader, the reasons for your motivation matter. Best-selling business author Susan Fowler explains why.
Are your leadership practices based on outdated assumptions about the true nature of human motivation? Think about how you might approach leadership differently if you took into account some of the…
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"You aren’t actually drowning; it just feels that way. The good news is that nobody dies in retail. Let go of what you expected, get crystal clear about your current situation, and decide what you can do and what you are going to do." New post by coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard.
Dear Madeleine, I was recently hired as regional manager of a large retail company. I come with lots of experience and a successful track record. In fact, my new company actually approached me and …
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Are you attending #ATD2016 in Denver this year? Be sure to stop by The Ken Blanchard Companies booth. Lots going on--including an opportunity to meet Ken Blanchard personally! Learn more at http://www.kenblanchard.com/events/atd-2016 
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