Randy Conley

Randy Conley is the Vice President of Client Services and Trust Practice Leader at The Ken Blanchard Companies. Randy authors the Leading with Trust blog, and is a contributing author to the book Trust Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset.

  • Remember to Fly The Airplane – 5 Principles for Leading in a Crisis

    Remember to Fly The Airplane – 5 Principles for Leading in a Crisis

    On the afternoon of January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was piloting US Airways Flight 1549. The flight was scheduled to fly from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Charlotte...

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  • 4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

    4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

    Now, more than ever, people need leaders to step up and lead from the heart.

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  • 12 New Habits for Leading in a Virtual Environment

    12 New Habits for Leading in a Virtual Environment

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  • Halloween News Flash! 4 Warning Signs Your Boss Has Been Infected by The Zombie Plague

    Halloween News Flash! 4 Warning Signs Your Boss Has Been Infected by The Zombie Plague

    Organizations around the world are reporting their leaders are turning into zombies at an alarming rate. Formerly healthy, productive, and capable leaders are falling victim to the Zombie Plague,...

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  • The Highest Performing Teams Have These 4 Mindsets

    The Highest Performing Teams Have These 4 Mindsets

    Teams are everywhere. Our organizations are made up of teams in all forms—project teams, work groups, executive, and leadership teams. Teams are not just a nice-to-have perk; they’re a major...

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  • 4 Ways To Gain Power And Use It For Good

    4 Ways To Gain Power And Use It For Good

    Power. The word itself evokes a reaction. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power? Perhaps you picture an organizational chart where the boxes at the top are imbued with more...

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  • 5 Characteristics of Servant Leaders

    5 Characteristics of Servant Leaders

    Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a scientist running a grand experiment on leadership. Your laboratory is an organization with hundreds of leaders at varying levels, and with technology,...

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  • 4 Steps to Escape From Your Leadership Prison Cell

    4 Steps to Escape From Your Leadership Prison Cell

    I recently spent time at Alcatraz…as a tourist, of course. The old federal penitentiary hasn’t housed prisoners since 1963. As a history nerd it was fascinating to walk the same halls as some of...

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  • Your Managers May Not Be As Trusted As You Think They Are

    Your Managers May Not Be As Trusted As You Think They Are

    How can an organization have a problem with low trust yet none of its leaders consider themselves untrustworthy? Sounds crazy, right? It must be possible in some sort of cosmic, twilight zone kind...

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  • Does Being Negative and Critical Increase Your Leadership Power?

    Does Being Negative and Critical Increase Your Leadership Power?

    If you’ve ever wondered why so many negative and critical leaders seem to rise to power, recent research sheds a little light on the cause. It turns out that even though we say we want...

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  • The 1 Factor That Determines How Hard Your Team Works

    The 1 Factor That Determines How Hard Your Team Works

    High performing teams are a joy to watch, aren’t they? Team members are committed to the team’s purpose, each other, and work seamlessly together to achieve the team’s goal. Each person knows his...

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  • This TV Show Illustrates The 3 Fundamentals of Effective Performance Management

    This TV Show Illustrates The 3 Fundamentals of Effective Performance Management

    My wife is a big fan of TV cooking shows. You name it, she likes to watch it: IronChef, TopChef, Great American Food Truck, and MasterChef, just to name a few. Since she owns the TV remote control...

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  • How to Say “I Don’t Trust You” While Making the Relationship Stronger

    How to Say “I Don’t Trust You” While Making the Relationship Stronger

    Addressing low trust in a relationship is a challenging issue. As soon as the “t” word—trust—is mentioned, emotions start to rise, defensiveness climbs, and people begin to feel uneasy about where...

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  • 4 Leadership Lessons From Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    4 Leadership Lessons From Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may be the most famous reindeer of all, but not too many people know the reasons behind his enormous success. Rudolph’s experience offers a number of lessons for...

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  • Get a Pay Raise or a Better Boss? Survey Says…

    Get a Pay Raise or a Better Boss? Survey Says…

    Ask yourself this question: If I gave my employees a choice between receiving a pay raise or me becoming a better boss, which would they choose? Chances are you’d probably say your employees would...

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  • Simon Sinek’s 5 Steps for Mastering the “Infinite” Game of Leadership

    Simon Sinek’s 5 Steps for Mastering the “Infinite” Game of Leadership

    In January 1968, the North Vietnamese People’s Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong launched the Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns in the Vietnam War. In every single battle, the...

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  • 21 Seeds of Trust – If You Don’t Sow It, You Can’t Grow It!

    21 Seeds of Trust – If You Don’t Sow It, You Can’t Grow It!

    Building trust in the workplace is much like growing plants in a garden; you have to sow the seeds. If you don’t sow it, you can’t grow it. It doesn’t matter how rich the soil is in your garden,...

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  • 4 Practices That Will Make You a More Powerful & Trusted Leader

    4 Practices That Will Make You a More Powerful & Trusted Leader

    Power. The word itself evokes a reaction. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power? Perhaps you picture an organizational chart where the boxes at the top are imbued with more...

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  • Keep it REAL – 4 Ways to Establish an Authentic Leadership Presence

    Keep it REAL – 4 Ways to Establish an Authentic Leadership Presence

    If you’re a leader, particularly in a large organization, the chances are your people don’t see you as a real person. They have a mental image of what they perceive you to be like, not who you...

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  • Failing to Use Your Power Leads to These 3 Big Problems

    Failing to Use Your Power Leads to These 3 Big Problems

    I have an uncomfortable relationship with power. We’ve known each other since back in the day, and over the years there have been times when we’ve barely said hello to one another, and other times...

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