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Jan 19, 2017

Regular communication using coaching skills is essential for bringing out the best in people. A new eBook just published by The Ken Blanchard Companies identifies coaching as the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones. When leaders coach their people it has significant positive effects on employee development, performance,…

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Jan 17, 2017

Ask anyone about their best boss and you will get a familiar list: My boss cared about me as a person My boss listened to me and helped me grow My boss was clear about what was expected and gave me feedback—even when it wasn’t pretty My boss was a person I respected and admired…

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Jan 14, 2017

Dear Madeleine, I am young game designer living in LA. I know I have talent and drive, and I have had some success. But there just doesn’t seem to be any hope for me because it is so clearly who you know, not what you know, that counts. I see peers getting opportunities I should…

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Jan 13, 2017

In my mind, nothing opens up possibilities for personal and professional growth more than receiving honest observations from a colleague, friend, or family member. However, I realize this sentiment is not widely shared. Ken Blanchard likes to say “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” But if this is true, why is this meal avoided by…

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Jan 12, 2017

Trust is a challenge in today’s organizations. Even though trustworthiness is generally recognized as an important managerial attribute, the reality is that leaders are falling short in this area. According to Tolero Solutions, 45 percent of employees say lack of trust in leadership is the biggest issue impacting work performance. Two new research reports just…

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How We Lead Blog

Catch People Doing Something Right

When was the last time you praised a direct report, a colleague—or your boss? I’ll bet many of you can remember when ...

Apr 12, 2017
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Humility, Courage, and Vulnerability

People have studied the character traits of great leaders for years, and I believe humility is one of the most import...

Mar 29, 2017
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Managing By Values

Many years ago, I heard John Naisbitt give a speech on his book Reinventing the Corporation and was intrigued by a co...

Mar 15, 2017
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Why Lead Now Blog

Who can you trust?

Last week I took my car to a tyre garage to get two new tyres on my car. Whilst they were putting them on they said m...

May 06, 2016
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Ethical Behavior in Leadership

“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal”. ̵...

Apr 22, 2016
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Emotional Technology: Innovations That Could Change Leaders

There’s currently some fantastic technology out there, from wearables and self-lacing shoes (yes, like the ones...

Mar 18, 2016
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