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Jan 26, 2017

In today’s fast-paced, globally connected world in which we live, an organization’s successes and failures can be tweeted across the internet in a matter of seconds. A knee jerk reaction of many organizational leaders is to clamp down on the amount of information shared internally, with hopes of minimizing risk to the organization. Many times…

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Jan 25, 2017

This guest post is by Judd Hoekstra, Blanchard vice president and coauthor of the new book, Crunch Time, just released on Monday. In today’s hypercompetitive world, we all face significant pressure to perform. We want to be our best when it matters most. But something happens when the pressure rises. In too many cases, we get…

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Jan 24, 2017

“Think about your best boss,” asks coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard. “Your best boss is a person who helped you to deliver phenomenal performance, but they also helped you to really grow and develop yourself.” In a short video interview Blanchard explains that, “Managers who have no idea how to use coaching skills, or use a…

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Jan 23, 2017

After analyzing four years of check-in data, Gold’s Gym found that February 18 is the date with the steepest drop-off in gym attendance. And it may be the day you are most likely to quit your own New Year’s resolution around fitness. It’s a common experience, explains best-selling business author Ken Blanchard. “Nearly all of…

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Jan 21, 2017

Dear Madeleine, I lead large teams in the field and partner with a core team at the headquarters of my organization. My boss is at HQ and largely ignores me because all of my projects come in on time and under budget. I have literally been told I am a “dream employee.” The fly in…

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Apr 22, 2016
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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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