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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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Decrease employee turnover with this one simple management technique

Consultants at The Ken Blanchard Companies have been recommending short bi-weekly conversations between managers and direct reports for over 20 years. The reason? They work in decreasing intentions to leave a company.   185 more words


3 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Set People Up for Success All Year Long

If you are a leader, the end of the year is an opportunity for you to celebrate and thank everyone in your organization who, throughout the year, contributed to its success. 518 more words

Best Practices

Blurred Lines and Millennial Work Flexibility

Like many people, I have a smart phone. It’s excellent for both working and personal connections. In an instant I can exchange words with friends who are scattered across the country and participate in a stream of communication. 865 more words

Performance Management