August 2017 Ignite
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August 2017
Getting Buy-in for Leadership Development Training

One of the biggest challenges leadership, learning, and talent development professionals face when they propose a new initiative is convincing their CEO of the financial impact of the proposed initiative.

Without a clear sense of the positive financial impact, it's easy for a leader to dismiss a new proposal as being too disruptive, too expensive, or too time consuming.

An analysis of more than 200 organizations by The Ken Blanchard Companies found that every year of delay in improving leadership skills costs the typical organization an amount equal to 7 percent of their total annual sales.

This represents millions of dollars each year—because poor leadership behaviors not only increase the loss of high potential employees, they also lower the employee work passion and productivity of the people who remain with the company.
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Client Spotlight
Leading the Duke Energy Way

Stephanie BushA senior leader at Duke Energy approached Stephanie Bush, director of learning and development, with a request for building leadership skills in his division.

Already familiar with Situational Leadership® II (SLII®), Stephanie decided to pilot the program with this leader's management group to see if it met their needs.

"I knew our leaders wanted to be able to have impactful coaching conversations with their team members. They needed to be able to set goals, hold people accountable, and provide a leadership style to match their employees' needs. That is exactly what SLII provides." READ THE ARTICLE



In bookstores September 26
Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager (Revised Edition)

Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, Revised EditionFor decades, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses around the world have followed Ken Blanchard's management methods to increase productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity.

Now, this newly revised edition of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager empowers people at every level of the organization to achieve success.

Through a captivating business parable, Ken Blanchard and coauthors Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins show readers how to apply the world-renowned Situational Leadership® II model to their own development. PRE-ORDER NOW



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Making the Business Case for Leadership Training

Online—August 24, 2017

Scott Blanchard In this webinar, David Witt, researcher and author of The Ken Blanchard Companies eBook, 7 Ways Poor Leaders Are Costing Your Company Money, will share how poor managerial behaviors negatively impact engagement, alignment, productivity, and employee retention.

Drawing on original research conducted by The Ken Blanchard Companies, David will explore

  • The 7 biggest gaps between employee expectations and leader behaviors
  • The 3 ways to measure the bottom-line impact of leadership training
  • The 5 keys to leadership training that works

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to evaluate your current level of leadership readiness, how to measure the impact of your leadership development, and how to get started on deploying training that makes an immediate difference. REGISTER NOW



New Monthly Feature!
Blanchard LeaderChat Podcast

Sydney Finkelstein In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast we interview Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever.

Bungay Stanier shares how time pressed managers can effectively coach direct reports by asking instead of telling, being a little more curious, and engaging a little more often. LISTEN NOW



New Blanchard Research Report!
Developing Self Leaders—A Competitive Advantage for Organizations

Self Leadership in OrganizationsThe nature of leadership continues to evolve as organizational structures and business models change.

Top-heavy leadership approaches are shifting and in their place, individual contributors are being asked to step up in new ways, take on more responsibility, contribute differently, and look for ways to empower themselves—essentially to become self leaders. READ MORE



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Self Leadership

Blanchard's new Self Leadership development program teaches individuals the mindset and skillset they need to become empowered, proactive self leaders who take control of their own success and are committed to getting results for their organization.



Blanchard's one-day Self Leadership workshop builds on the world's most widely taught leadership model, Situational Leadership® II, and integrates the latest research on the proactive skills required for individuals to be most effective. LEARN MORE

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