Blanchard LeaderChat

A Forum to Discuss Leadership and Management Issues

  • 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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  • Trouble Making Decisions? Ask Madeleine

    Trouble Making Decisions? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am in a high potential program at a large global company and am being considered for fast track promotion. As part of the program, everyone did a battery of assessments. I have...

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  • Developing Your Leadership Point of View

    Developing Your Leadership Point of View

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  • Just Realized Your Old Boss Was a Bully? Ask Madeleine

    Just Realized Your Old Boss Was a Bully? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have been on sick leave for the last few months. Before that, I worked as an essential medical worker—administrative, not patient care—in a big city. It was intense. We had big...

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  • New Assignment in a Foreign Country Going Poorly? Ask Madeleine

    New Assignment in a Foreign Country Going Poorly? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am the director of an experimental data analytics group for a global software company. I am an engineer and am good at starting things. I drew the short straw on a job that at...

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  • COVID Has Set the Stage for L&D Reinvention

    COVID Has Set the Stage for L&D Reinvention

    Learning design experts Ann Rollins and Britney Cole encourage L&D professionals to rethink their leadership development plans to create more engaging experiences for learners.

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  • Tired of Being Taken for Granted? Ask Madeleine

    Tired of Being Taken for Granted? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I work on a team that provides specialized services to the sales and marketing groups in a global organization. A lot of our work is time sensitive. My teammates and I pull...

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  • Change Has You Panicked? Ask Madeleine

    Change Has You Panicked? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a regional director of compliance for a global services company. Covid has been a trial for everyone. Most of my people had never worked from home before and were not set up...

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  • Are You a Servant Leader and Don’t Know It?

    Are You a Servant Leader and Don’t Know It?

    Over the years, I’ve talked with thousands of people about servant leadership. Every so often somebody will come up to me after a speech and say to me, “You know, Ken, the style of leadership you...

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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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  • Making the Leap to Executive Leadership? Ask Madeleine

    Making the Leap to Executive Leadership? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I just started what is probably the last decade of my career. I am settling into a new role after being promoted to an EVP spot that reports directly to the CEO. Sometimes I sit in...

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  • Concerned You’re Becoming Impatient with Your Employees? Ask Madeleine

    Concerned You’re Becoming Impatient with Your Employees? Ask Madeleine

    Hi Madeleine, I just got off the phone and immediately realized that I need some help. I spoke to an employee in a way I am ashamed of. I didn’t yell or flip my lid, but I was curt, demanding, and...

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  • Leadership Development: Finding Your Place in the Digital Future

    Leadership Development: Finding Your Place in the Digital Future

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  • Bad Attitudes about Working from Home? Ask Madeleine

    Bad Attitudes about Working from Home? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am so frustrated with what I am calling the “in-person addiction” in my new company. I started here two months before COVID sent everyone home. It was very much a traditional...

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  • Stepping into the Future of Leadership Development

    Stepping into the Future of Leadership Development

    The rapid onset of COVID-19 forced all of us in the leadership and talent development space to quickly create new ways of thinking, learning, and working; it affected every fiber of our world. In...

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  • Not Sure about Adding Pronouns to Your Email Signature? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure about Adding Pronouns to Your Email Signature? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a division leader for a family-owned manufacturing company. The family members have somewhat antiquated views and are not particularly socially sensitive. My challenge is how...

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  • It’s Time for a Trust Tune-Up with Your Remote Team

    It’s Time for a Trust Tune-Up with Your Remote Team

    If you’re like millions of other people, you’ve been working remotely either part or full-time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Literally overnight, teams were challenged with finding...

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  • Not Sure about Attending a Face to Face Drinks Gathering After Work? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure about Attending a Face to Face Drinks Gathering After Work? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, It still will be months until my company invites us all back to work in the office, so until then, we are all WFH. I miss my work friends and the hallway conversations that helped...

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  • Use the CARE Model to Serve Customers at a Higher Level

    Use the CARE Model to Serve Customers at a Higher Level

    The quality of a company’s customer service affects its reputation as well as its bottom line. Customer service done well raises an organization’s image in the public eye and attracts new revenue....

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  • Bringing High Performance Habits into the Corporate World

    Bringing High Performance Habits into the Corporate World

    The Ken Blanchard Companies’ new partnership with bestselling author Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Institute is bringing the concepts from his book High Performance Habits to organizations...

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