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.

  • Boss Is Driving You Nuts? Ask Madeleine

    Boss Is Driving You Nuts? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am at my wit’s end. I am pretty sure my boss has ADHD. She jokes that she doesn’t have it but causes it in others, but it isn’t funny—because ever since I started reporting to...

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  • Hired as a Remote Worker, Now Boss Wants You to Report to the Office? Ask Madeleine

    Hired as a Remote Worker, Now Boss Wants You to Report to the Office? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, In the middle of the pandemic, I took a job that I love and am good at. At the time, my boss made it very clear that the job was classified as “remote” and the deal was that I...

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  • Serious Concerns about Hiring an Internal Applicant? Ask Madeleine

    Serious Concerns about Hiring an Internal Applicant? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, Your advice has been very helpful in the past, so I couldn’t stop myself from writing to you again about a tricky situation. I have recently taken over the area of learning and...

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  • Putting Priorities into Practice: 2022 Manager Challenges Research

    Putting Priorities into Practice: 2022 Manager Challenges Research

    How can people be successful if they don't know what's expected of them? Coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard shares tips and strategies.

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  • Not Sure Where to Start as a New Manager? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure Where to Start as a New Manager? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a junior partner in a small investment firm. My job is huge—there is always more to do than time to do it. Last year, the firm hired a junior analyst to work with me. I did my...

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  • Not Sure What HR / L&D Topic to Research? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure What HR / L&D Topic to Research? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am seeking your guidance. I am studying for a BA in human resource management and will be completing my degree program within the next six months. I must submit a final research...

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  • What Cooking with My Extended Family Taught Me about Teamwork

    What Cooking with My Extended Family Taught Me about Teamwork

    Coaching expert Madeleine Homan Blanchard shares three important team leadership concepts she rediscovered over the summer.

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  • Trying to Be Careful with Counseling a Direct Report? Ask Madeleine

    Trying to Be Careful with Counseling a Direct Report? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I lead a team of eight employees. One of them is dealing with a personal crisis outside of work and I can see he is struggling. This isn’t the first time I’ve had an employee...

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  • Not Connecting with One of Your Direct Reports? Ask Madeleine

    Not Connecting with One of Your Direct Reports? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, What do I do if I just can’t connect with one of my direct reports? I was recently promoted and inherited a whole new team in addition to the one I had before. The team is good and...

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  • Team Member Accused Another of Sabotaging Their Work? Ask Madeleine

    Team Member Accused Another of Sabotaging Their Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage three large global teams. They do similar customer service, but for different product lines. They all have very seasoned team leads and produce excellent results. Our...

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  • Needing to Be Liked Getting in Your Way? Ask Madeleine

    Needing to Be Liked Getting in Your Way? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, Is it naïve to want people to like me? I have been very successful at sales and developing partnerships in my job, partially because I am so good at knowing how to relate to people...

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  • Want Deeper Relationships Across Your Business Network? Ask Madeleine

    Want Deeper Relationships Across Your Business Network? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have a couple of questions about networking that I was hoping you could help me with. I am pretty good at walking up to people and networking with them these days. I also message...

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  • Not Sure You Want to Stay with Your Company? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure You Want to Stay with Your Company? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a small team for a startup health and wellbeing subscription platform. I was super excited at the beginning—the founders seemed to have the right values and care about...

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  • Boss Just Keeps Asking You to Do More and More? Ask Madeleine

    Boss Just Keeps Asking You to Do More and More? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, A few years back, I started working for a boutique real estate investment trust (REIT) company. I was inadvertently so good at it that I was made a junior partner in two years. I...

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  • Need Help with Possible Layoffs? Ask Madeleine

    Need Help with Possible Layoffs? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a talent acquisition leader with a midsize tech company. I built my team from scratch in the past year. We are a high performing team that is greatly appreciated by our...

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  • Tired of Telling Little Lies to Smooth Things Over? Ask Madeleine

    Tired of Telling Little Lies to Smooth Things Over? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have a problem with lying. Yes. I am a liar. But I’m not a compulsive liar by any means. What I mean is for a long while I’ve been thinking about little lies that most everyone I...

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  • Relationship Has Turned Sour at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Relationship Has Turned Sour at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have a new friend at work, and she is so great. At least she was. We met when we volunteered to be on a committee for a big company community outreach event. We work in different...

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  • Don’t Have a Vision for Your Business Unit? Ask Madeleine

    Don’t Have a Vision for Your Business Unit? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a senior leader who reports to an SVP. I lead a business unit for a region. I recently had a one-on-one with my boss—a rare thing—and she gave me some feedback I am grappling...

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  • Direct Report Got Defensive When You Offered Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Direct Report Got Defensive When You Offered Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a team that has been working together for a long time, although one person recently left. Her replacement is a new high performer who is settling nicely into the job. He...

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  • Trouble Hiring and Retaining Employees? Ask Madeleine

    Trouble Hiring and Retaining Employees? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a massive sales function for a software company. I am so exhausted from all my people quitting! What is going on? At the end of the Q1, FOUR of my managers quit. And a...

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