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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

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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


Jackie Freiberg on CAUSE!: A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast Chad Gordon interviews Jackie Freiberg, coauthor of Cause!: A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness. 168 more words


New eBook Encourages Managers to Develop Coaching Skills

Regular communication using coaching skills is essential for bringing out the best in people. A new eBook just published by The Ken Blanchard Companies identifies coaching as the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones. 203 more words


What it Really Takes for a Manager to Coach

Ask anyone about their best boss and you will get a familiar list:

  • My boss cared about me as a person
  • My boss listened to me and helped me grow…
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