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…

Don’t be a lazy leader: 3 bad habits to avoid

It’s the start of a new year and a great time to take stock of where you are and where you are going as a leader.  The ability to think clearly and make the best decisions is a key part of any leader’s role.  Yet, many leaders tend to fall into bad thinking patterns—especially after…

Are you ready for Open Leadership?

Are you ready for Open Leadership? That’s the question that Charlene Li asks in her book, Open Leadership: How social technology can transform the way you lead. A major theme in the book is that leadership is about relationships, and because social technologies are changing relationships, leadership also needs to change. And while most executives…

2011 Thriving in the New Business Reality: 4 Strategies for Leaders

Organizations around the world have been forced to change the way they do business. The worldwide recession, downsized workforces, and value-conscious customers have created a new set of expectations. A new white paper from The Ken Blanchard Companies identifies key strategies for leading successfully in the new business reality. Here are four of my favorites…

4 Keys to Making 2011 Your Best Year Ever

Senior executives in most organizations have spent the better part of the last month putting the finishing touches on their respective strategic plans for 2011.  Before they finalize those plans, best-selling business author Ken Blanchard recommends that leaders take one more look at their strategies and goals to see if they have covered off on…

Don’t Lead In A Vacuum: 3 keys to creating a successful vision

Even under the best of circumstances, creating a business plan and getting others to actually buy into it is a difficult task.  Don’t make things three times as hard by trying to do everything yourself.  That’s the advice from Jesse Stoner in a recent article on Creating a Vision Statement that Works. Stoner explains that…

Thriving in the New Business Reality: Four Strategies for Leaders

Organizations around the world have been forced to change the way they do business. The worldwide recession, downsized workforces, and value-conscious customers have created a new set of expectations. A just-released white paper from The Ken Blanchard Companies identifies key strategies for leaders. Here are four of my favorites to get you started on positioning…

Join Ken Blanchard for a Complimentary Webinar and Online Chat Today!

Join Ken Blanchard for a special complimentary webinar and online chat beginning today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Eastern). Dr. Blanchard will be speaking on the topic of From Recovery to Prosperity: The Power of Vision and Leadership. The webinar is free and seats are still available if you would like to join over 1,500 people expected to…