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.

  • Yelled at Your Direct Report and Feel Terrible About It? Ask Madeleine

    Yelled at Your Direct Report and Feel Terrible About It? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I really messed up—and I’m so embarrassed I’m thinking of quitting my job. I yelled at one of my direct reports during a team meeting. I was very tired because I had been up all...

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  • Boss Is Over-Promising and Expecting You to Deliver?  Ask Madeleine

    Boss Is Over-Promising and Expecting You to Deliver? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am at my limit and hope you can help. I am a senior team leader with a very high performing intact team. We have a new, very inexperienced board who is wreaking havoc with the...

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  • Feel Like You’ve Been Set Up to Fail? Ask Madeleine

    Feel Like You’ve Been Set Up to Fail? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have just started a job at a well regarded local firm. I have many years of office experience, but this is the largest firm I have ever worked for. My job is as an admin to a...

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  • Frustrated with Poor Management? Ask Madeleine

    Frustrated with Poor Management? Ask Madeleine

    Hi Madeleine, I work in a membership organization with a very old-fashioned outlook and a hierarchical structure. I am not a manager, but I did have one direct report at a previous employer. I am...

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  • Can’t Keep Covering for a Direct Report? Ask Madeleine

    Can’t Keep Covering for a Direct Report? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a regional VP for a global services company. I get excellent performance reviews, have been promoted regularly, and have had some employees tell me I’m the best boss they’ve...

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  • Stepping into a Big Mess as a New Manager? Ask Madeleine

    Stepping into a Big Mess as a New Manager? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I started a new job as a senior leader for a large manufacturing firm about four months ago—and I still haven’t gotten to the bottom of the disaster I’ve walked into. All I heard...

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  • Concerned about a Difficult Employee? Ask Madeleine

    Concerned about a Difficult Employee? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have an employee who hates me. I have been supervising and managing people for 25 years and this has never happened to me before. I’ve been to training classes, attended...

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  • Older Direct Report Doesn’t Respect You as Their Younger Manager?  Ask Madeleine

    Older Direct Report Doesn’t Respect You as Their Younger Manager? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am 25, super organized, and I have no problem being direct. On the CliftonStrengths® assessment I come out as having high self-assurance. People just assume I am in charge even...

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  • Thinking about Tattling on a Colleague? Ask Madeleine

    Thinking about Tattling on a Colleague? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I work in a very matrixed organization. My actual boss works remotely and I seldom interact with him one-on-one, but we have a team lead on every project. In my work group, we all...

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  • Bosses Are Trash-Talking Each Other? Ask Madeleine

    Bosses Are Trash-Talking Each Other? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I work for a small company in a small city. I really like my job, but the atmosphere in my office is so toxic I am not sure I can live with it. This is my first real job. My...

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  • Not Sure Where to Start in a New Senior Role? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure Where to Start in a New Senior Role? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, About three months ago, I was promoted to COO in my organization. I wasn’t expecting it—a lot of changes happened at once. A large group of people were fired and the next thing I...

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  • Lost Your Voice with Your Team?  Ask Madeleine

    Lost Your Voice with Your Team? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a senior executive with a lot of experience who is on the leadership team of my organization. I have a problem I’ve never had before, which has been developing over the last...

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  • Behind on Your 2019 Goals and Feel Like a Loser? Ask Madeleine

    Behind on Your 2019 Goals and Feel Like a Loser? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am so frustrated with myself. At the beginning of the year I set a whole bunch of goals. Then Q1 whooshed by and guess what I have done? Nothing. I stayed really focused for...

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  • Too Many Demands for Your Time? Ask Madeleine

    Too Many Demands for Your Time? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, What should I do about all of the requests I get from people who want to “pick my brain” or schedule an informational interview? My friends’ kids are all reaching the age where...

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  • Boss Is Constantly Breathing Down Your Neck? Ask Madeleine

    Boss Is Constantly Breathing Down Your Neck? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am the general manager of a hotel property. I have always received great performance reviews, have high employee retention numbers (a big issue in my business) and my teams seem...

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  • Confused about Coaching a Bad Apple? Ask Madeleine

    Confused about Coaching a Bad Apple? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I heard somewhere that as a manager I should reward good behaviors and coach negative ones. I have been trying to do this, but I realize I’m not really sure what it means. While we...

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  • Not Sure How to Save a Struggling Employee? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure How to Save a Struggling Employee? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I’ve been a manager for over twenty years and I am facing a situation I just can’t handle. I have an employee—my hire—who has always been great, done great work, learned fast, had...

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  • Thinking the Stress at Work Might Kill You? Ask Madeleine

    Thinking the Stress at Work Might Kill You? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, A couple of years ago I moved from working in the bio/life sciences private sector to a government agency. It was a big adjustment, as you can imagine. Then, nine months ago, my...

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  • Just Want to Be an Introvert at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Just Want to Be an Introvert at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a subject matter expert in an engineering company and, well, a technical genius. I am aware it isn’t politically correct to put it that way, but it is the truth—I have an...

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  • So You Think You Want a Coaching Culture?

    So You Think You Want a Coaching Culture?

    If someone asks my opinion about their organization making a shift to a coaching culture, I won’t say “think again, my friend”—but I will say “let’s think this through before you go spending a lot...

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