Blanchard LeaderChat

A Forum to Discuss Leadership and Management Issues

  • Next Level Strategies For Implementing an HR/L&D AI Solution

    Next Level Strategies For Implementing an HR/L&D AI Solution

    In adopting a new technology like generative AI, L&D professionals have new ways to elevate their skillset says Romero Habib.

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  • Team Member Is Overusing PTO? Ask Madeleine

    Team Member Is Overusing PTO? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a team of mostly young people, all of whom manage internal communications for a global manufacturing company. A few years ago the company went to an unlimited paid time...

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  • 3 Skills To Develop As A Servant Leader

    3 Skills To Develop As A Servant Leader

    Leadership isn’t something you do to people; it’s something you do with people says Ken Blanchard.

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  • 4 Ways to Enrich Leadership Development in an AI-Enabled World

    4 Ways to Enrich Leadership Development in an AI-Enabled World

    Blanchard's Chief Innovation Officer, Britney Cole, shares strategies for leveraging the synergistic potential of AI to enhance the leader, employee, and learner experience.

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  • Procrastinating with a Writing Assignment? Ask Madeleine

    Procrastinating with a Writing Assignment? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a marketing director for a medical devices company. I manage all our social media and speaking engagements, which involves a lot of details and spreadsheets with tasks and...

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  • Leading Successfully in a Time-Challenged World

    Leading Successfully in a Time-Challenged World

    The SLII® model provides leaders with a way to have work conversations which are useful and purposeful, which is so important when you have a full plate that needs attention says Vicki Halsey.

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  • Questioning the Work Ethic of New Hires? Ask Madeleine

    Questioning the Work Ethic of New Hires? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I read your last blog Not Sure How to Address Burnout? with interest. I work in consulting with one of the big five consulting firms. We hire go-getters and work them hard. The...

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  • Technical Genius Needs to Play Well with Others? Ask Madeleine

    Technical Genius Needs to Play Well with Others? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a regional president for a global financial services company. About five years ago, I hired a whiz kid to inject some creativity and innovation into our use of technology and...

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  • Encourage Innovation by Following 4 Simple Truths

    Encourage Innovation by Following 4 Simple Truths

    Trust expert Randy Conley shares four simple truths that can help set the conditions for innovation to bloom.

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  • Not Sure How to Address Burnout? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure How to Address Burnout? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I’m a tech founder and have developed a tool called “burnout tracker,” which is embedded into our 1:1 tool. Without going into too much detail, the tracker is able to predict when...

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  • To Survive and Thrive, Engage Everyone in Innovation

    To Survive and Thrive, Engage Everyone in Innovation

    Create a culture of innovation by encouraging, training, rewarding, and extending grace to your people as they dare to make things better says Ken Blanchard.

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  • Not Sure What Innovation Means for Your Team? Ask Madeleine

    Not Sure What Innovation Means for Your Team? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I work in fashion manufacturing. I was promoted about six months ago. I manage the supply chain, timelines for delivery of goods, etc. I have a huge team and work all hours because...

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  • The Missing Piece of the Innovation Puzzle

    The Missing Piece of the Innovation Puzzle

    Focusing only on senior leaders or product developers sidelines the majority of people from making valuable contributions to their teams and companies says Dr. Jay Campbell.

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  • CEO Doesn’t See Flaws in His Executive Team? Ask Madeleine

    CEO Doesn’t See Flaws in His Executive Team? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am an HR generalist working at a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust). Our CEO started the company about eight years ago, and I have been his right hand since the beginning. He is...

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  • Use a High-Involvement Approach to Innovation and Change

    Use a High-Involvement Approach to Innovation and Change

    People are more positive about advocating for innovation and change when they can see their input built into the final design share Britney Cole and Judd Hoekstra.

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  • People Wasting Their Potential? Ask Madeleine

    People Wasting Their Potential? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I am a senior manager and have managed people for decades. I am a student of leadership and work every day to be a better leader. Here is something I am having trouble putting into...

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  • Daily Back-to-Back Meetings Have You Fried? Ask Madeleine

    Daily Back-to-Back Meetings Have You Fried? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, I manage a small team in a big company. Here is my problem. I start my day at 7 a.m. with a meeting, and then my entire day is back-to-back meetings. Almost every meeting generates...

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  • Action Trumps Intent – How to Create the Habits of Effective Leadership

    Action Trumps Intent – How to Create the Habits of Effective Leadership

    When forming new routines, it’s helpful to leverage nudges—behavioral tips and techniques—that can help you build the habits of servant leadership says Randy Conley.

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  • Dealing with a Toxic Boss? Ask Madeleine

    Dealing with a Toxic Boss? Ask Madeleine

    Dear Madeleine, My boss is just awful. He is the son of a friend of the owner, and the owner has no idea how he treats people. Although he comes from a company in our industry, where he was the...

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  • Leaders: Who Do You Think You Are?

    Leaders: Who Do You Think You Are?

    Identifying and sharing your leadership point of view is a process of discovery. The work can be challenging but it will lead to deeper, more productive relationships between you and those you lead.

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