Blanchard LeaderChat

A Forum to Discuss Leadership and Management Issues

  • Biased Rejection as an Intern? Ask Madeleine

    Biased Rejection as an Intern? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a university student who moved to the U.S. from India about 7 years ago. I recently completed an internship for a 1500-person company in which the CEO wanted to have more...

    Read Article
  • Coaching to Get Out of Your Own Way

    Coaching to Get Out of Your Own Way

    When an organization invests in coaching for their leaders, it is often because they want to move the leader from “almost ready” to “ready now” on promotion lists. In many of these situations, the...

    Read Article
  • Confused about “Being Authentic?” Ask Madeleine

    Confused about “Being Authentic?” Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, Can you clear something up for me? I have been told by a former coach and others that I need to be more “authentic.” But I have also just received feedback in a performance review...

    Read Article
  • Let’s Clear Up Some Misunderstandings about Servant Leadership

    Let’s Clear Up Some Misunderstandings about Servant Leadership

    Read Article
  • David Novak on the Awesome Power of Recognition

    David Novak on the Awesome Power of Recognition

    In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast we speak with David Novak, co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands and author of O Great One!: A Little Story About the Awesome Power of...

    Read Article
  • Servant Leadership: Moving from Mindset to Skill Set

    Servant Leadership: Moving from Mindset to Skill Set

    “A servant leadership mindset is all about focusing on others rather than yourself,” says bestselling business author Ken Blanchard. As part of research for a new book, Servant Leadership in...

    Read Article
  • Servant Leadership: 12 Recommended Books for Aspiring Servant Leaders

    Servant Leadership: 12 Recommended Books for Aspiring Servant Leaders

    A servant leader is someone who recognizes that people lead best when they serve first.  It is a concept that is innovative but also well-traveled.  It has always existed as an alternative...

    Read Article
  • Not Sure Where to Begin with 360 Degree Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure Where to Begin with 360 Degree Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a large team in Silicon Valley. My peers and I recently went through a 360 degree feedback process and I received a big report with everyone’s opinion about how I can be...

    Read Article
  • Servant Leadership: Dealing with Your Ego Requires a Balancing Act

    Servant Leadership: Dealing with Your Ego Requires a Balancing Act

    A lack of self-awareness combined with an overactive ego can trip up an otherwise great leader. When leaders allow their ego to go unchecked it can erode their effectiveness, says Ken Blanchard,...

    Read Article
  • 6 Ways to Shake It Up to Achieve Mastery

    6 Ways to Shake It Up to Achieve Mastery

    As a coach, the majority of my coaching sessions with clients focus on achieving mastery in some form. Some topics are very specific, such as delivering presentations or listening. Others are...

    Read Article
  • Drowning in Email? Ask Madeleine

    Drowning in Email? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I know you have heard it before, but I just don’t know what to do about the amount of email I get. I cannot possibly attend to it all. I am constantly showing up at meetings and...

    Read Article
  • Servant Leadership: The Two Personality Traits that Derail Well-Meaning Leaders

    Servant Leadership: The Two Personality Traits that Derail Well-Meaning Leaders

    Best-selling business author Ken Blanchard believes leadership is an inside-out proposition. “It begins by asking yourself a tough question: ‘Am I here to serve or be served?’” he says. According...

    Read Article
  • Performance Coaching – If You Wait, it May Be Too Late

    Performance Coaching – If You Wait, it May Be Too Late

    Let’s face it, performance coaching isn’t easy. In many organizations, if an employee’s performance is poor enough that a coach is called in, it means the manager is in a last ditch effort to save...

    Read Article
  • Your Team Isn’t as Excited about Work as You Are? Ask Madeleine

    Your Team Isn’t as Excited about Work as You Are? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have been described as a high achiever—and a lone wolf—for much of my career. After more than 20 years as an individual contributor, I finally succumbed to the pressure to become...

    Read Article
  • Servant Leadership in Action

    Servant Leadership in Action

    When people ask Ken Blanchard what he wants his legacy to be, he is quick to answer, “Servant leadership.” That surprises some people who might expect him to point to his company’s flagship...

    Read Article
  • Ken Blanchard on Servant Leadership in Action

    Ken Blanchard on Servant Leadership in Action

    In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we speak with Ken Blanchard, co-editor of the new book, Servant Leadership in Action. For Blanchard, servant leadership isn’t just a book or a...

    Read Article
  • Not Sure About Giving Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure About Giving Feedback? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I run a small team for a large nonprofit. One long-term member of the team really knows the ins and outs of the organization and can be really helpful. The problem is, he does a...

    Read Article
  • Do These 3 Things and Increase Your Chances of Achieving Your Goals to 76%

    Do These 3 Things and Increase Your Chances of Achieving Your Goals to 76%

    Research conducted by Gail Matthews, a professor of psychology at Dominican University in California can help increase your chances of goal success from 43% to 76%. In working with 149 adults from...

    Read Article
  • Friend at Work Tempting You with Sugary Treats? Ask Madeleine

    Friend at Work Tempting You with Sugary Treats? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I made a resolution for the New Year that I was going to stop eating sugar and lose ten pounds. Sugar is my great weakness and I know if I cut it out I will stop craving it, lose...

    Read Article
  • The One Mistake Most Managers Make When Setting Goals

    The One Mistake Most Managers Make When Setting Goals

    With so much emphasis on setting goals at the beginning of the New Year, why do so many people end up off track by the middle of March? Ken Blanchard discovered the reason early in his career...

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...