Madeleine Homan Blanchard

Madeleine Homan Blanchard is a Master Certified Coach and cofounder of Blanchard Coaching Services. She is coauthor of Blanchard’s Coaching Essentials training program, and several books including Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest, Coaching in Organizations, and Coaching for Leadership.

  • Less People, Same Amount of Work? Ask Madeleine

    Less People, Same Amount of Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a department in a large manufacturing organization. Some parts of our business are going gangbusters, but my area is suffering from a slowdown due to the restrictions and...

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  • Reached Your Breaking Point? Ask Madeleine

    Reached Your Breaking Point? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I thought I could take it, but now I am not so sure. I live in a state that is just now having an explosion of Covid-19 cases. I thought at this point things would be going back to...

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  • Not Sure Why Boss Wants You to Develop Your Personal Brand? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure Why Boss Wants You to Develop Your Personal Brand? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a director in a small company. My boss (a boomer) keeps mentioning that I need to develop my brand. I really don’t understand what she means. The more I learn about personal...

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  • One of Your Direct Reports Is Lying? Ask Madeleine

    One of Your Direct Reports Is Lying? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, It has recently become apparent that one of my newer direct reports is lying. In one instance, he told me a presentation was proofed and ready to go and I found out it wasn’t when...

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  • Unsure How to Help? Ask Madeleine

    Unsure How to Help? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Readers, This week I am using this space to address my own questions—questions that have been on many people’s minds: How can I help? What can I do? What actions might count? We can no longer...

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  • COVID’s Dashed Your Dreams? Ask Madeleine

    COVID’s Dashed Your Dreams? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I know I should be grateful to have a job, and I love the company I work for. BUT. My whole company is madly trying to stay afloat and reinvent itself and I have more work coming...

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  • Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine (Part 2)

    Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine (Part 2)

    Dear Madeleine, Every time I hear the word “feedback” I have a strong, negative response. This comes from a recent experience with a manager. Going into the relationship, I had always been someone...

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  • Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Traumatized by Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, Every time I hear the word “feedback” I have a strong, negative response. This comes from a recent experience with a manager. Going into the relationship, I had always been someone...

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  • Star Performer Not Performing? Ask Madeleine

    Star Performer Not Performing? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am the EVP of sales for a global professional services and SAS company. As you can imagine, we are reeling from the pandemic and the economic train wreck that seems to be coming...

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  • Just Realized Everyone Doesn’t See Things the Same as You Do? Ask Madeleine

    Just Realized Everyone Doesn’t See Things the Same as You Do? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a somewhat new manager in the law office of a large government agency. I stepped into my new role after my boss left. The pay raise was negligible and my workload has tripled,...

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  • Worried about Your Post-Quarantine Future? Ask Madeleine

    Worried about Your Post-Quarantine Future? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I lead a marketing department for an operating company of a massive global conglomerate (yes, those still exist). When the shelter-in-place rule was announced, I did a really good...

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  • 5 Ways Coaching Can Support Leadership & Development

    5 Ways Coaching Can Support Leadership & Development

    “What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?”—George Eliot As the world struggles for certainty in this unprecedented time, many are feeling the need to serve...

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  • Ready to Step Up and Shine? Ask Madeleine

    Ready to Step Up and Shine? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a small team in a fast-growing area of a giant information security company. There is so much opportunity for my industry right now (have you seen the stuff about...

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  • Feel Like Your Team Is Losing It? Ask Madeleine

    Feel Like Your Team Is Losing It? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, My team is losing it. I have eleven employees, all of whom are used to coming into the office daily with the occasional WFH day for doctor appointments, big deliveries, that kind...

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  • Working at Home a Challenge? Ask Madeleine

    Working at Home a Challenge? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, The COVID-19 pandemic has been such a disruption over the past couple of weeks. At work, all travel has been put on an indefinite hold, all training classes and in-person meetings...

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  • Health Concerns about Working Instead of Staying Home? Ask Madeleine

    Health Concerns about Working Instead of Staying Home? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am the GM for a small brewery that has been shut down during the COVID-19 crisis as non-essential. However, the owner believes it is still worthwhile to stay open to serve...

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  • Trying to Manage Your Reaction to Coronavirus? Ask Madeleine

    Trying to Manage Your Reaction to Coronavirus? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I work as a marketing director at a medium-sized firm and I’m a longtime reader of your column. My company reacted quickly to the warnings about COVID-19 and sent all of us home...

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  • Feeling Anxious? Ask Madeleine

    Feeling Anxious? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I need your advice. The coronavirus is really putting everyone in my office on edge. Clients are canceling bookings. Executives are calling emergency meetings to try to figure out...

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  • Overlooked at Work?  Ask Madeleine

    Overlooked at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a very quiet person, not so much shy as simply quiet. I am interested in people but have almost no need to be interesting to others. Social events aren’t hard for me, except...

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  • Just Realized You’re Biased? Ask Madeleine

    Just Realized You’re Biased? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am biased. I thought for the longest time that I wasn’t, but it has become clear to me that I am. I realize I am biased against certain types of people. My biases are not...

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