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Being in business for yourself is hard. A business partnership that's not working compounds the complexity. Coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard helps a reader with a difficult decision.
Dear Madeleine, I run a small creative services business with a partner. We’ve had many long years of almost freakish success. We’ve accomplished amazing client work with great employees who have b…
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If you take a look at the companies that embrace servant leadership, you’ll notice one thing they have in common—they are all leaders in their field. New post by Ken Blanchard!
I’m spending a lot of time lately thinking and writing about servant leadership. Although much has been said and written about the topic, I still run into people who don’t quite understand the conc…
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If you treat people like ten-year-olds, they will behave like ten-year-olds. Coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard shares a better approach.
Dear Madeleine, I’m relatively new to a managerial position; I’ve been in my role for around two years. I was promoted from the ranks and am now leading a team that I was a member of when I first c…
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Having someone there to keep you balanced when you take off helps you learn new skills, make use of them, and pay attention to what it takes to lead others. New post by coaching solutions partner Patricia Overland.
What do riding a bike, being a first-time manager, and coaching have in common? You’ll soon find out. Over the weekend I spent some time in the local park enjoying a bit of sunshine and doing some …
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While the young man probably thought he was serving the customer, my friend felt uncomfortable not paying. Great story by service expert Kathy Cuff.
If your company is like most, you are always looking for ways to lower your costs and improve the bottom line. The challenge is to make sure your people serve customers at the highest level while k…
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Looking to improve your communication skills? Coaching solutions partner Terry Watkins shares survey results and four questions to ask yourself.
I recently attended a presentation by consultant and business author Andy Crowe, who shared information from a survey he conducted. The survey results identified the core traits that differentiate …
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Take a look at these four statements and see if you can determine which are goals and which are tasks.  It's harder than you might think! New post by Randy Conley.
Can we be real with each other for just a minute? I may be branded a leadership heretic by what I’m about to say but I’ve got to be honest. Here goes: Setting goals is hard work. It can…
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People can always tell if you are holding back in any way. With a little preparation, transparency can be the best way to approach any sensitive change effort. New post by Joni Wickline.
“Thank you for your transparency!” These words came at the end of a presentation I gave where I shared a new strategy—a strategy that would require change, including new roles and some …
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60 percent of new managers underperform—or fail—in their first two years. Includes link to research that shows average manager doesn't receive training until 10 years on the job!
New managers aren’t getting the training they need when they first step up to leadership roles. For example, more than 40 percent of the people who attended the early pilots of The Ken Blanchard Co…
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Friendly differences of opinion not so friendly anymore?  Workplace expert Madeleine Blanchard suggests three options.
Dear Madeleine, As you’ve probably noticed, the political situation in the US has gotten completely out of hand, with presidential candidates running amok. I don’t know what your political opinions…
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Stepping up to leadership for the first time is challenging. Ken Blanchard shares some surprising stats and two great pieces of advice in his latest blog post.
For decades, I’ve been talking to new managers about their biggest challenges. One thing I still hear over and over is how hard it is to balance being the tough boss and being the nice boss. I thin…
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""The good news about being clueless is that you aren’t doing a lot of stupid stuff you shouldn’t be doing. Put that fire out so you can think straight and make yourself a plan," says coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard.
Dear Madeleine, I run a department in a fast growing biotech company. Things are moving so fast that they keep promoting me and I have to say I am pretty sure I have no idea what I am doing at this…
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