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.

  • 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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  • Boss Is Making You Afraid? Ask Madeleine

    Boss Is Making You Afraid? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, My boss is really tough—I would say borderline abusive. It isn’t just to me. He is awful to everyone. Because of this, I am in a constant state of anxiety and my work has...

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  • Managing a Team That’s in Constant Turmoil? Ask Madeleine

    Managing a Team That’s in Constant Turmoil? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I was recently hired into a manufacturing company in the engineering department. I am leading two different teams. One of the teams is running smoothly, and the other one is a...

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  • Recent Graduate Too Smart for His Own Good? Ask Madeleine

    Recent Graduate Too Smart for His Own Good? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, How do you guide a recent graduate—someone new to the work world—to not be so confident of his own work? How do you convince him to check his work, question his solutions, and...

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  • Trying to Have a Life in Addition to Work? Ask Madeleine

    Trying to Have a Life in Addition to Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am an entrepreneur trying to grow my business while trying to also have a life. I know I have some bad habits that I should probably correct and I want to develop good habits...

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  • Feeling Anxious at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Feeling Anxious at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I’m a mid-level manager with a large team. My boss pretty much leaves me on my own to get my job done. He knows he can trust me. My problem is that I am constantly anxious about my...

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  • New Manager Doesn’t Have a Clue? Ask Madeleine

    New Manager Doesn’t Have a Clue? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, After years of working under a very bright, well organized manager who communicated clearly, I now have a new manager who is—well, a twit. He was a new hire who managed another...

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  • Direct Report Driving You to the Breaking Point? Ask Madeleine

    Direct Report Driving You to the Breaking Point? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have a high-stress technical job serving the sales department of a professional services company. I have one direct report I am struggling with. Everything is an emotional event...

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  • Direct Report Doesn’t Want to Do Their Job? Ask Madeleine

    Direct Report Doesn’t Want to Do Their Job? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I just read your article entitled 7 Tips for Letting Go as a Manager on Blanchard LeaderChat.  I have a very simple question, but it’s one I have been struggling with: How do you...

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