Vicki Stanford

Vicki Stanford is a marketing director for The Ken Blanchard Companies®. She is the producer of the LeaderChat podcast and a contributing writer for the Ignite! newsletter.

  • HR/L&D Trend Survey Identifies Top Issues for 2023

    HR/L&D Trend Survey Identifies Top Issues for 2023

    HR and L&D professionals see the overall employee experience as the key to creating an engaging work environment in the 2023 results.

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  • Honoring Women in Leadership

    Honoring Women in Leadership

    In honor of Women’s History Month, I sat down with Debbie Ung, EVP of sales and professional services at The Ken Blanchard Companies, to talk about her experiences being a female leader in various...

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  • Making an Impact with Liz Wiseman

    Making an Impact with Liz Wiseman

    Have you noticed that some people in your organization can be counted on in critical situations to consistently deliver a stellar performance? These people seem to play the game at a higher level....

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  • Give Yourself a Minute to Think with Juliet Funt

    Give Yourself a Minute to Think with Juliet Funt

    Do you ever feel like you just need a minute? A minute to yourself—between calls, Zoom meetings, and appointments—to catch your breath? Juliet Funt believes giving ourselves permission to take...

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  • Creating Psychological Safety with Randy Conley

    Creating Psychological Safety with Randy Conley

    “Five areas contribute to creating a psychologically safe environment in the workplace,” says Randy Conley, expert on building and maintaining trust. He joined Chad Gordon on a recent episode of...

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  • Determining Your Leadership Point of View with Pat Zigarmi

    Determining Your Leadership Point of View with Pat Zigarmi

    “The most successful leaders have a clear understanding of what leadership means to them. They are able to articulate this viewpoint to colleagues and direct reports for the purposes of building...

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  • How to Leverage Change in Your Organization with Jake Jacobs

    How to Leverage Change in Your Organization with Jake Jacobs

    If you’re frustrated that change efforts in your organization are taking too long, are too difficult, or are too often ineffective, this book is for you. Leading change expert Jake Jacobs shares...

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  • Becoming a Caring Leader with Heather Younger

    Becoming a Caring Leader with Heather Younger

    Engagement expert Heather Younger understands the positive impact a caring leader can have on both individuals and entire organizations. In her latest book, The Art of Caring Leadership: How...

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  • Values Drive Results with Robert “Bo” Brabo

    Values Drive Results with Robert “Bo” Brabo

    Robert “Bo” Brabo learned early in his military career that values drive results. Committing fully to admirable organizational values up, down, and across the organization, every day and in every...

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  • Returning to the Office Provides an Opportunity to Demonstrate Trust

    Returning to the Office Provides an Opportunity to Demonstrate Trust

    Organizations have an opportunity to intentionally increase trust with their people by the open and collaborative way they handle plans for people returning to the office.

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  • The Difference Between Employees and Employee Culture with Stan Slap

    The Difference Between Employees and Employee Culture with Stan Slap

    First released in 2015, Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture by Stan Slap offers a message to leaders that is even more important in today’s work environment. Slap indicates...

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  • Identifying and Managing your Span of Control with Carey Lohrenz

    Identifying and Managing your Span of Control with Carey Lohrenz

    As one of the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilots in the US Navy, Carey Lohrenz knows all about pressure. During her intense training, she learned critical lessons about navigating in the most...

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  • Unlock Your Hidden Genius with Victoria Labalme

    Unlock Your Hidden Genius with Victoria Labalme

    For years, Victoria Labalme thought she couldn’t succeed without a clear plan. She made choices along the way that were not typical but felt right to her. Even when she felt like she was falling...

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  • A Formula for Doing the Impossible with Steven Kotler

    A Formula for Doing the Impossible with Steven Kotler

    Have you ever thought about how elite performers achieve their level of accomplishment? Steven Kotler has—and in his latest book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer, he shares what...

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  • Three Steps to Winning the Talent Shift

    Three Steps to Winning the Talent Shift

    What started as a book to help an author’s college grad daughter navigate the business world turned into a guide for employers everywhere who want to build a high-performing workforce. In her new...

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  • Design for How People Learn with Julie Dirksen

    Design for How People Learn with Julie Dirksen

    Creating a great learning experience is more difficult than it seems. And when you add rapidly changing work environments and technology to the mix, it might even be overwhelming. Enter learning...

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  • Virtual Training Tools and Templates with Cindy Huggett

    Virtual Training Tools and Templates with Cindy Huggett

    If you are a member of the L&D community, undoubtedly you’ve been delivering virtual training this year—and you are probably looking for ways to improve the experience for yourself and your...

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  • Entry Level Boss with Alexa Shoen

    Entry Level Boss with Alexa Shoen

    Trying to land your first job or find your dream job? #ENTRYLEVELBOSS—part memoir, part playbook—lays out an easy-to-follow plan that will get you on the right path quickly. Based on her personal...

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  • How to Build High Performance Habits with Brendon Burchard

    How to Build High Performance Habits with Brendon Burchard

    The quest for high performance may be at an all-time high. With the COVID-19 pandemic turning things upside down, some people are struggling to get through the day—but others continue to thrive....

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  • Leading Without Authority with Keith Ferrazzi

    Leading Without Authority with Keith Ferrazzi

    With his first two books, Never Eat Alone and Who’s got Your Back, Keith Ferrazzi taught us the importance of building collaborative relationships. In his latest book, Leading Without Authority,...

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