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Not Sure If You Should Save a Struggling New Hire? Ask Madeleine

Hi Madeleine,

I run a business where we manage large projects and serve customers all day long. I have a new hire who just isn’t working out. 667 more words


Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter September 2017

The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published September issue include

Leadership as a Partnership… 254 more words

Behavior Change

3 Ways Leaders Can Improve Their Management Flexibility

The amount of direction and support people receive from their manager directly impacts the efficiency and quality of their work. Without it, people are left to their own devices, have to fake it until they make it, and learn primarily through trial and error. 660 more words

Behavior Change

The Six Questions Leaders Should Ask Employees

As explained in John Baldoni‘s, book, Lead With Purpose, Marshall Goldsmith suggests all leaders make it a habit to regularly ask their employees these six questions: 55 more words


Want People to Try Harder on Work Teams? Focus On These 3 Perceptions

In a new article for Training magazine, Jim Diehl and I share the results of a 1,300-person study of teams in today’s work environment. The survey results reveal there’s much work to be done: only 27 percent of respondents said their teams perform at top levels a majority of the time.  442 more words

Best Practices

The Leader as Coach – 4 Ways to Develop a Coaching Mindset

Learning new skills can be awkward and uncomfortable. Think back to the first time you interviewed for a job or spoke in front of a group. 355 more words


Feeling Betrayed by Team Member’s Poor Performance? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I lead a really excellent, large team at a not-for-profit company.  My question is about one of my team members who was passed to me by a peer who didn’t know what to do with her.  577 more words