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Feb 04, 2017

Dear Madeleine, I love to grow and develop. I always take advantage of any 360° feedback assessments my company offers. I regularly ask my boss, direct reports, and peers for constructive feedback. Lucky for me, my 360° scores are high and I generally hear “just keep doing what you are doing” from my coworkers. That…

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Feb 02, 2017

A lack of self awareness is one of the biggest challenges leaders face as they step into increasingly higher management roles. “As a leader, you need to be on your best behavior all of the time,” says coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard.  “What’s unfortunate is that just when a leader needs increased self awareness, the quality…

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Feb 01, 2017

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, Chad Gordon interviews Dr. Travis Bradberry, researcher and author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0—which has sold over one million copies! Bradberry shares how emotional maturity is absolutely critical for success as a leader, and how emotional intelligence is a capacity that can be learned and developed.…

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Jan 31, 2017

As I regularly partner with company sponsors, clients, and coaches from various cultures, I’ve realized that people from different country cultures and even organizational cultures can have different expectations of coaching. A client’s belief system and cultural perspective greatly impacts how they not only interact with their coach but also achieve goals. As a result,…

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Jan 28, 2017

Dear Madeleine, I work in an open environment type of setting, and for the most part it works. I manage a large team and I recently hired a new team member. She interviewed well and had great references, but now that she is settled in she never shuts up and we are all going insane.…

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