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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



Don’t put off addressing people’s issues on your team

If team members become too friendly, reorganize subgroups to disrupt cliques and pay attention to small signs such as team members increased irritability, loss of enthusiasm, and difficulty making decisions. 65 more words


Work Smarter, Not Harder: 3 Ways to Get Started

At times do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in your workday? Like you’re running after your work instead of being firmly in the driver’s seat? 593 more words


New Players = New Employees

As many of you know by now, I like to draw a lot of comparisons from my basketball coaching experiences to what we see and experience in the business world. 951 more words

Overwhelmed by Doing More With Less? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

I run the Americas finance for a large global company. I am very good at my job and people give great feedback about working for me. 338 more words