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Very few of us are comfortable with confrontation, but you have to step up and take hold of this situation. Coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard shares a 3-step process.
Dear Madeleine, I have a business colleague—essentially a peer, although I am slightly senior to her—with whom I need to work collaboratively. We get along well on the surface but I am extremely fr…
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Wondering if you may be an excessive collaborator? (Yes, it's possible and not a good thing.) Your calendar can offer some hints.
Some people carry an extraordinary share of the load at work. You know them—people who seem to be on everyone’s go-to list. Sometimes it’s an IT resource. Sometimes it’s a project manager. Sometime…
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Why celebrate disillusionment? It means you are learning something new and challenging yourself, explains coaching expert Kathleen Martin!
Feeling disillusioned at work hardly sounds like something to celebrate. How could anyone feel good about low competence and low commitment? In fact, wouldn’t you want to hide it? In The Ken Blanch…
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Blanchard blogger Gus Jaramillo takes a passive-aggressive, "It's your fault, It's not your fault," approach to this challenging millennial life experience.
If you are tired of hearing the word millennial thrown around, you can join me in my quest to quell the town criers. I must admit, I even added to this dialogue in the keynote presentation I recent…
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New post by Ken Blanchard! Four business leadership practices and how they can be adapted to provide stronger leadership in government.
Four years ago, I wrote a blog post about how disappointed Americans were with our political system and activities that were taking place during the months leading up to the presidential election. …
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You are going to need to persevere through some emotion says coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard in her latest column for well intentioned managers.
Dear Madeleine, I am a fairly experienced manager, but I have reached my limit with one of my people—let’s call her Sam. She is extremely competent and up until about a year ago she was very reliab…
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So how do you lead someone in a way that will meet them where they are and help them move from low to high competence and commitment? Sarah-Jane Clark shares four steps.
When you are constantly asked by a member of your work team for details on how to perform a task, it’s very easy to keep telling them again and again how to do it—or worse, doing it for them. But d…
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What have others done to constructively challenge you? And how did the experience impact you or your relationship with the person who gave it?
This guest post is by Michael Glazer. If only I had a dollar for every time I heard leaders say they want the people in their organizations to “tell me what I need to know, not what I want to hear.…
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Coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard shares seven questions and three strategies for getting clear on what you want and what you are capable of achieving.
Dear Madeleine, I am a VP of sales for a global software organization. I love my job, which is good because I work constantly and have for the past 25 years. It has been rewarding and I have saved …
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If you believe these engagement myths, you probably tend to depend on traditional means to fix disengagement—like incentives, rewards, and promotions. Motivation expert Susan Fowler shares a better approach.
When you look at all of the stats pointing to the low levels of employee engagement in the US and around the world, you might start to believe that people are naturally lazy and disengaged—or that …
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Ready to rediscover your own "grit"? Coaching expert Terry Watkins suggests four questions to help you get started.
I have been hearing the word grit a lot lately. It started when I purchased Angela Duckworth’s book GRIT (Scribner, 2016) in an airport bookstore this summer. In it, Angela writes “Grit is about wo…
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New Blanchard survey shows that only 39 percent of new managers with fewer than 3 years on the job reported having received any leadership training. Just 34 percent had received any mentoring. And a mere 31 percent had received coaching.
In a recent survey conducted by The Ken Blanchard Companies, more than 400 managers were asked to rate different types of training by order of importance. Here’s their top ten, ranked in order from…
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