Blanchard LeaderChat

A Forum to Discuss Leadership and Management Issues

  • Designing Engaging Learning for a Hybrid Work Environment

    Designing Engaging Learning for a Hybrid Work Environment

    Ann Rollins, a solutions architect with The Ken Blanchard Companies, shares strategies and techniques for creating engaging learning experiences.

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  • New Friend at Work Betrayed Your Confidence? Ask Madeleine

    New Friend at Work Betrayed Your Confidence? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I had a best friend at work for several years, but about six months ago she left and took another job. I was very sad but after a while started becoming friendly with a newer...

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  • 2022 Learning and Development Trends: 3 Key Insights

    2022 Learning and Development Trends: 3 Key Insights

    What’s keeping L&D professionals awake at night? How has the pandemic effected our ability to learn? What awaits in 2022? We asked these questions to 800+ L&D professionals in an October 2021...

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  • Team Member Being Taken Advantage Of? Ask Madeleine

    Team Member Being Taken Advantage Of? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I recently joined the executive team of my organization as an interim VP. I am pretty sure I will end up with this role because I have been getting great feedback and no one has...

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  • Creating More Community in 2022

    Creating More Community in 2022

    COVID-19 has been a major disruptor, forcing countless organizations to innovate and make a rapid shift to the virtual world. In some ways, this has been a good thing. Many businesses—including...

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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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  • Ethics Being Tested at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Ethics Being Tested at Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I was recently hired to be a director for a customer service team that provides specialty roofing products to the construction industry. We have had a terrible time with our supply...

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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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  • PART 2: Colleague Won’t Stop Acting Like a Big Baby? Ask Madeleine

    PART 2: Colleague Won’t Stop Acting Like a Big Baby? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I read your column on an employee who is too emotional. I have a similar problem, with some big differences. I don’t know why everyone says it is women who tend to be too...

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  • 2022 Trends: Deep Emotional Change and More Compassionate Leadership

    2022 Trends: Deep Emotional Change and More Compassionate Leadership

    What are the early leadership trends for 2022? Jay Campbell, senior vice president of products and content for The Ken Blanchard Companies reviews a few key areas he is looking at.

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  • Colleague Won’t Stop Acting Like a Big Baby? Ask Madeleine

    Colleague Won’t Stop Acting Like a Big Baby? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I read your column on an employee who is too emotional. I have a similar problem, with some big differences. I don’t know why everyone says it is women who tend to be too...

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  • Build Trust by Sitting on The Same Side of The Table

    Build Trust by Sitting on The Same Side of The Table

    By their very nature, unionized workplaces and industries often promote a culture of distrust between stakeholders. Each party is suspicious of the other and is afraid of being taken advantage 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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  • Can’t Get People to Change? Ask Madeleine

    Can’t Get People to Change? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have just been promoted to a very big role in an organization I have been with for two years. I came from another highly respected, very successful company. One of my mandates...

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  • Does Your Team Know Who You Are as a Leader?

    Does Your Team Know Who You Are as a Leader?

    If you ask some people how they feel about their boss as a leader, they might say “It depends on what day it is.” Some leaders’ moods and behaviors are subject to things as random as their morning...

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  • A Look Inside the Leadership Point of View Experience

    A Look Inside the Leadership Point of View Experience

    In a perfect world, your leaders are inspiring, people know how to succeed, and everyone is engaged. In the real world, leaders are a source of tension, people aren’t sure what to do, and...

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  • Exhausted Physically, Mentally, and Psychologically? Ask Madeleine

    Exhausted Physically, Mentally, and Psychologically? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am the executive director of a well established not-for-profit organization. I am passionate about our mission, and I know we do great things for our community. My problem is...

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  • Keeping Your Best People from Resigning During the Great Resignation

    Keeping Your Best People from Resigning During the Great Resignation

    by Doug Glener and Dr. Victoria Halsey Quitting your job for a new one is the new normal. Almost 4 million Americans resigned from their positions in June 2021.[1] More turnover is on the horizon:...

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  • “Mean Girls” Team Running Amok?  Ask Madeleine

    “Mean Girls” Team Running Amok?  Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a small group of what we call WMS professionals—Website Marketing Specialists. They all work remotely, and the group has developed into an extremely effective team. I am...

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  • Becoming a Trusted, Authentic Leader

    Becoming a Trusted, Authentic Leader

    Scott Blanchard shares the importance of identifying the key people, events, and values that will guide your leadership journey.

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