The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published September issue include
“It’s unfair to expect a manager with multiple direct reports to figure out what each individual needs, let alone always provide it,” says leadership expert Susan Fowler. “Continue to invest in your managers, but leverage your investment by training the other side of the partnership—the direct reports. Don’t ignore half the equation. Make effective leadership everyone’s job.”
“Our employees feel valued by the investment we make in training,” says Heather Cowan, Director, Learning and Organizational Development at Autodesk. “In addition to learning new skills, the training curriculum builds trust, improves communication and morale, and helps support our innovative work environment.”
In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast we speak with Robert Greene, author of The New York Times bestseller, Mastery. Greene shares key points from his book, beginning with getting a clear sense of who you are, where you are going, and what motivates you.
The nature of leadership continues to evolve as organizational structures and business models change. A new Blanchard white paper looks at how 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.