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"It is really hard to get the right people in the right seats and have them all fully engaged and living up to their full potential. But don’t quit now." New post by coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard.
Dear Madeleine, I am a senior director for a large multinational organization. I am good at what I do, my employees love working for me, and I’ve always received good feedback from my boss. At my l…
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Why are perceptions of power so important to understand? Because of their impact on motivation. A leader’s use of power can undermine people’s need for autonomy, relatedness, and competence. Motivation expert Susan Fowler shares ways to avoid negative aspects.
If you are a manager, supervisor, or an executive at any level, I think you’ll find the latest research on leadership power relevant to your job, the people you lead, and the results you seek. Cons…
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Stepping up to leadership for the first time presents a whole new set of challenges. Coaching expert Joanne Maynard shares three ways you can help someone along that journey.
Blanchard’s Situational Leadership® II model is based on the idea that an individual’s development is goal or task specific. It also teaches that there are four predictable phases a person goes th…
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Nobody wants to be the infuriating micro-manager in the workplace. Blanchard blogger Jemma Garraghan shares a great story that reminds us why.
I’m a Girl Scout leader. They’re called Brownies here in the UK, and the girls are between seven and ten years old. I help run the activities the girls take part in. Last weekend, our Brownies went…
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Blanchard senior consulting partner Kathleen Martin gets wet, has fun, and learns some insightful leadership lessons while whitewater rafting!
I went whitewater rafting down the Kern River this week with my husband and friends. (That’s me, underwater, at the front of the boat.) We had our choice of several guides, and we all agreed …
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Many organizations enjoy a slower pace during the summer. Or maybe you take your vacation during the summer. Either way, why not utilize some of that time and make this your summer of learning!
If you want to be a great leader, you must make personal growth a conscious choice and a continuous journey. In the book I wrote with Mark Miller, Great Leaders Grow, we say that growing to a leade…
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Talent Engagement Manager Gus Jaramillo shares key learnings from the launch of a new corporate values initiative at The Ken Blanchard Companies.
At The Ken Blanchard Companies we don’t just teach people in organizations to lead, learn, and grow—we live what we teach. Recently, we began implementing a company-wide change process that include…
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"Give the twenty-four-hour rule a try. Celebrate successes but don’t get a big head—and don’t get too down on yourself when you don’t succeed." Great advice in Ken Blanchard's new blog post!
“Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal” is one of my favorite quotes from my friend Don Shula, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins football team and my coauthor on the book Everyone’s …
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"Even if Bob does go somewhere else, he’s probably not going to be able to escape constant change—it is simply a fact of organizational life these days." New post at Ask Madeleine.
Dear Madeleine, I am a fairly experienced senior manager at an organization that was acquired about eighteen months ago. The larger organization makes a new acquisition about every eight months, wi…
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Your future is waiting for you. Don’t wait. Take the first step by writing down your personal mission statement. You never know where it will lead!
Today’s guest post is by David Cordery. Most organisations have mission statements—a clearly defined and articulated purpose to focus energy and help leaders make decisions. But what about a…
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When managers don’t take time to connect with direct reports other than issuing orders, the result is work that proceeds slowly and often needs to be redone. By the time its gets to that point, the relationship is already strained.
People want to be better leaders—but they just don’t have the time. That’s the dilemma managers face, according to Blanchard senior consulting partner Ann Phillips. In the July issue of Ignite, Phi…
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Focusing on what works doesn’t sacrifice your smarts, or your work ethic: it shifts your energy towards the positive. New post by coaching expert Mary Ellen Sailer.
I am feeling great this week. It must be the benefit of a vacation—not only did we enjoy wonderful weather in a beautiful place, I unplugged from the news as well as from social media. Doing this a…
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