Ken Blanchard 75 Still Making History

Ken Blanchard: 3 Enduring Truths about Leading Others

Celebrating his 75th birthday this month—and the 35th anniversary of the founding of his leadership development company later this year, Ken Blanchard hopes a couple of simple truths he has championed will prove enduring: —All good performance begins with clear goals. —Catch people doings things right. —Help people get an A. In the May edition of Ignite, Blanchard…

Trust Dissolving

4 Ways to Lead During a Crisis of Trust

Trust is frequently taken for granted until it has been broken, and when a crisis of trust emerges, leaders and organizations often find themselves ill-prepared to not only deal with the fallout, but helpless on how to begin the process of rebuilding it. Whether trust has been broken on the individual or organizational level, there…

Uncomfortable

You Must Confront These 4 Uncomfortable Truths About Trust

No one disagrees that trust is an indispensable ingredient of strong, healthy relationships. In the workplace, high levels of trust increase productivity, efficiency, innovation,and profitability. When trust is low or absent, people avoid risk, decisions are questioned, bureaucracy increases, and productivity and profitability diminish. However, there are some uncomfortable truths about trust we must confront.…

Frustration

3 Ways to Avoid Becoming an Exasperating Manager

I was working with a client recently on implementing leadership training into her organization when she shared this story with me. We all can learn a lesson from the lack of leadership she received. Years ago, the woman had worked as a barista at a coffee house. The holidays were just around the corner and…

Use a rose gardener’s approach to “prune” your strategy for the second half of the year

In a new column for Fast Company, Scott and Ken Blanchard recommend taking a mid-year look at how you and your company are doing against yearly goals.  The purpose is to identify what’s working and what might be in need of a mid-course correction. For goals where momentum has stalled, the two authors recommend reconnecting…