Blanchard LeaderChat

A Forum to Discuss Leadership and Management Issues

  • 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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  • Colleague Dropping the Ball? Manager Won’t Help? Ask Madeleine

    Colleague Dropping the Ball? Manager Won’t Help? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a regional sales director for a company that installs gutters for houses. I have spent endless time training my people to map out exactly what is needed for each house. We...

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  • Real Talk About Leading Hybrid Teams

    Real Talk About Leading Hybrid Teams

    Many organizations are embracing hybrid teams (a mixture of onsite and remote employees) as a model of working in the post-COVID19 world. Hybrid teams are not new, but this model of working is new...

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  • One of Your Employees Is Too Emotional? Ask Madeleine

    One of Your Employees Is Too Emotional? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am the operations manager for a large veterinary hospital. It is a fast-moving, extremely busy environment, especially our 24/7 ER. I essentially manage all personnel because the...

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  • How Sales Managers Can Help New Hires

    How Sales Managers Can Help New Hires

    The Great Resignation. The Great Attrition. The Mass Exodus. The historic turmoil taking place in today’s workplace has been given many names—and for good reason. According to the U.S. Bureau of...

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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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  • Need to Slow Down the Rumor Mill? Ask Madeleine

    Need to Slow Down the Rumor Mill? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am an EVP for a major insurance company where I have been leading a large team for five years. I was just getting the hang of things when COVID hit, and since then it has been a...

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  • Unleashing the Power and Potential of People in Turbulent Times

    Unleashing the Power and Potential of People in Turbulent Times

    Ken Blanchard discusses the challenges of finding new people and bringing them up to speed, helping existing employees adapt to new tasks and conditions, and retaining valuable talent.

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  • Becoming Comfortable with Constant Growing Pains

    Becoming Comfortable with Constant Growing Pains

    by Doug Glener and Dr. Victoria Halsey It’s a common workplace belief: You should be able to handle anything that lands on your desk. The specifics don’t matter. You’re a professional and you can...

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  • Giving Feedback to a “Firehose” Communicator? Ask Madeleine

    Giving Feedback to a “Firehose” Communicator? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a senior executive at a fast-growing regional bank. One of our employees (I’ll call her Mae), who doesn’t report to me but on whom I rely on for several big deliverables on a...

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  • Don’t Stigmatize Your Learners

    Don’t Stigmatize Your Learners

    Dr. Vicki Halsey shares how people go through four distinct learning stages when working on any task or goal.

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  • New Hire Not Meeting Expectations? Ask Madeleine

    New Hire Not Meeting Expectations? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a fairly new manager for a well established and growing not-for-profit organization that brings arts education to underserved communities. When we have open positions, we...

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  • Feeling Bad about Acting Like a Monster? Ask Madeleine

    Feeling Bad about Acting Like a Monster? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I recently had a situation that I now see I handled very badly with one of my second-line reports in India. Sandeep (name changed for confidentiality) had gone completely AWOL....

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  • 3 Areas to Address When Restoring Trust

    3 Areas to Address When Restoring Trust

    Trust is often one of those things we don’t think about until we don’t have it. Much like oxygen, we take it for granted, but once it’s gone…YIKES! We suddenly realize how critically important it...

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  • Perceived as Too Young and Inexperienced? Ask Madeleine

    Perceived as Too Young and Inexperienced? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a smart woman with an impeccable work ethic. I get more done in less time that just about anyone I know. The “Exceeds Expectations” box is checked on nearly every dimension of...

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  • Giving Feedback to the Boss—and Receiving it Graciously

    Giving Feedback to the Boss—and Receiving it Graciously

    It's challenging to give feedback to your boss—even when you know it would helpful for them to hear what you have to say explains bestselling business author Ken Blanchard.

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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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