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3 Coaching Skills for Managers that Improve Trust and Well-Being

Coaching has a positive impact on follower trust, affect, and ultimately on performance and productivity. That’s the key takeaway from a new research report just released by The Ken Blanchard Companies. Blanchard researchers surveyed 1,800 workers looking at the connections between trust, well-being and coaching behaviors.The research found that trust and well-being were both positively…

Personal Development Career

Want to Grow—But Don’t Know How? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I love to grow and develop. I always take advantage of any 360° feedback assessments my company offers. I regularly ask my boss, direct reports, and peers for constructive feedback. Lucky for me, my 360° scores are high and I generally hear “just keep doing what you are doing” from my coworkers. That…

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Travis Bradberry on Emotional Intelligence

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, Chad Gordon interviews Dr. Travis Bradberry, researcher and author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0—which has sold over one million copies! Bradberry shares how emotional maturity is absolutely critical for success as a leader, and how emotional intelligence is a capacity that can be learned and developed.…

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Get Clear in These Four Areas before Coaching Across Cultures

As I regularly partner with company sponsors, clients, and coaches from various cultures, I’ve realized that people from different country cultures and even organizational cultures can have different expectations of coaching. A client’s belief system and cultural perspective greatly impacts how they not only interact with their coach but also achieve goals. As a result,…

Customer Service

Co-worker Won’t Shut Up? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I work in an open environment type of setting, and for the most part it works. I manage a large team and I recently hired a new team member. She interviewed well and had great references, but now that she is settled in she never shuts up and we are all going insane.…

Trust Stones

4 Ways Leaders Can Build a Culture of Trust & Openness

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…