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Look for the Strength within the Weakness

Have you ever been let down by someone you lead or manage? If this happens more than once, you may start thinking of it as a flaw within the individual—which may lead to you eventually having a hard time seeing any of that person’s positive traits. 119 more words


10 Ways Leaders Aren’t Making Time for their Team Members (Infographic)

Performance planning, coaching, and review are the foundation of any well-designed performance management system, but the results of a recent study suggest that leaders are falling short in meeting the expectations of their direct reports. 170 more words

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Employee Empowerment: How to Create Majorly Motivated Managers

If you want to have a prosperous company, you’re going to need to assemble a group of self-motivated and talented managers to make your business a success. 683 more words

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Afraid You Might Be a Jerk? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I am afraid I am a jerk.

I currently have twelve direct reports and I swear, every single one of them is deficient. My wife is so sick of my complaining about what numbskulls they all are, she actually said “Have you ever considered that the problem might be you?” … 881 more words


What Do New Parents and First-Time Managers Have in Common?

Leadership expert Scott Blanchard, co-author of The Ken Blanchard Companies’ new First-time Manager learning program, says new managers sometimes approach their first assignment with the same energy new parents have with their first child—a tendency to overreact. 388 more words

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Is Your Work Team Clear on 2016 Priorities? Use this Test to Double Check

Ken Blanchard found out early in his career that setting clear work goals, although seemingly common sense, wasn’t common practice in the organizations he worked with following the publication of his best-selling book with Spencer Johnson, … 478 more words


One Simple Step to Help Avoid Misunderstandings in Work Conversations

Many of the coaching conversations I’ve had lately have trended to the same theme: work that is almost, but not quite, on the mark. Since this is a keen issue for my clients, perhaps it is for you, too. 400 more words