Blanchard LeaderChat

A Forum to Discuss Leadership and Management Issues

  • Everything Is Irritating—and You Don’t Know Why? Ask Madeleine

    Everything Is Irritating—and You Don’t Know Why? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have raised three children while working full time. I am now a senior executive. I love my job and am normally a very even-keeled, cheerful person. Recently, however, I am...

    Read Article
  • Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders: Meet Terrell Fletcher

    Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders: Meet Terrell Fletcher

    Blanchard Institute’s new executive director, Terrell Fletcher, talks about his vision to grow a program dedicated to enabling future leaders.

    Read Article
  • Making Progress with DEI Initiatives

    Making Progress with DEI Initiatives

    DEI practice leader April Hennessey shares three ways to evaluate progress with integrating DEI initiatives more fully into the fabric of the organization.

    Read Article
  • Want to Be a Better Mentor? Ask Madeleine

    Want to Be a Better Mentor? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, My organization instituted a mentoring program a few years ago. We have a cool online system so that prospective mentees can review bios and request people who have signed up to be...

    Read Article
  • Trust and Personality – Are some people hardwired to trust more than others?

    Trust and Personality – Are some people hardwired to trust more than others?

    Essential Motivators and a person’s trustworthiness play a big part in how willing we are to extend our trust to them says Randy Conley.

    Read Article
  • How to Work with Anybody

    How to Work with Anybody

    Better knowledge of ourselves and others can turn a potential personality clash into a powerful alliance says Ken Blanchard.

    Read Article
  • CEO Is Driving You Insane? Ask Madeleine

    CEO Is Driving You Insane? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I work for a bioengineering company that was a successful startup. It is now well into its seventh year and we still have our founding CEO. As the fairly new COO, I report directly...

    Read Article
  • Using Temperament to Deepen Work Relationships

    Using Temperament to Deepen Work Relationships

    Understanding our Essential Motivators can be an important addition to self-awareness skill development says program director David Witt.

    Read Article
  • Need to Successfully Manage a Reorganization? Ask Madeleine

    Need to Successfully Manage a Reorganization? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am in leadership development and talent management for a global manufacturing firm. A reorganization initiative will take place early in the second quarter of this year, causing...

    Read Article
  • Identifying Your Core Needs: An Interview with Dr. Linda Berens

    Identifying Your Core Needs: An Interview with Dr. Linda Berens

    Dr. Linda Berens shares insights and key takeaways from the concepts explored in Blanchard's new Essential Motivators program.

    Read Article
  • The Case for Understanding One’s Core Psychological Needs

    The Case for Understanding One’s Core Psychological Needs

    Being effective in the workplace as a leader depends on self-awareness. Understanding core needs—our own and those of others—is the best possible first step says Madeleine Homan Blanchard.

    Read Article
  • Ambiguity Making You Crazy? Ask Madeleine

    Ambiguity Making You Crazy? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I have risen through the ranks of my organization very quickly. Last year I took on a lot of new responsibilities with almost no direction, did a good job, and got a raise and a...

    Read Article
  • Discovering Your Authentic Motivators at Work

    Discovering Your Authentic Motivators at Work

    Blanchard’s Essential Motivators learning experience helps people understand themselves—and find their motivation—through the lens of four different temperaments: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.

    Read Article
  • The Extraordinary Benefits of Leadership Self-Awareness

    The Extraordinary Benefits of Leadership Self-Awareness

    Research shows that self-awareness has more benefits than you might imagine shares Doug Glener.

    Read Article
  • 4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Keeping This Year’s Resolutions—Ask Madeleine

    4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Keeping This Year’s Resolutions—Ask Madeleine

    Madeleine Homan Blanchard is on holiday break this week and will return with new questions from readers beginning on January 7th. While on break—and as we move into the new year, Madeleine...

    Read Article
  • 2022’s Top L&D Stories—Blanchard Ignite! Year in Review

    2022’s Top L&D Stories—Blanchard Ignite! Year in Review

    Blanchard's Ignite newsletter looks at the top issues facing leadership, learning, and talent development professionals.

    Read Article
  • A New Era for L&D: The 2023 Trends Report

    A New Era for L&D: The 2023 Trends Report

    A changing workplace demands new responses to new problems. L&D professionals have been tackling issues at breakneck speed says Britney Cole in a look at Blanchard's 2023 Trends Report.

    Read Article
  • Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2022

    Ask Madeleine: The Top 5 of 2022

    2022 will be remembered as a year of continued change as workers adapt to a post-COVID, hybrid work environment. This was reflected in the questions Madeleine received from her readers. Here is a...

    Read Article
  • A New Year’s Resolution to Transform Your Leadership in 2023

    A New Year’s Resolution to Transform Your Leadership in 2023

    Don't focus on what you want to do. Instead, think about how you want to be, says leadership expert Randy Conley.

    Read Article
  • 3 Themes that Will Shape Tomorrow's Leader

    3 Themes that Will Shape Tomorrow's Leader

    If we can define a new type of leader who is uplifting, transformative, and effective at the daily tasks of management, we will all be in better stead for any challenge says Jay Campbell.

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...