Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter November 2017

The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published November issue include Measuring the Impact of Training “Productivity is the best and most immediate indicator of training impact. If you send someone to training, increased productivity can happen as fast as the next week or…

Beverly Kaye on Up Is Not the Only Way

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we interview Beverly Kaye, author of the new book Up Is Not the Only Way. Kaye shares new ways to stay engaged and feel valued for managers and others who work in flat organizations—companies that offer few opportunities to climb the traditional corporate ladder. Kaye says a…

Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter October 2017

The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published October issue include Presenting Your Training Initiative to the CFO Leadership, learning, and talent development professionals are sometimes a little nervous talking with chief financial officers. CFOs ask hard questions and want to see demonstrable bottom-line…

Susan Fowler on Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we speak with Susan Fowler, coauthor (with Ken Blanchard and Laurence Hawkins) of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager®. Fowler shares some of the key points from the book, including challenging assumed constraints, identifying personal points of power, and becoming more proactive in getting your needs…

Presenting Your Training Initiative to the CFO

Leadership, learning, and talent development professionals are sometimes a little nervous talking with chief financial officers. CFOs ask hard questions and want to see demonstrable bottom-line impact for training initiatives being proposed. It doesn’t have to be an adversarial relationship, says Craig Spitz, CFO at The Ken Blanchard Companies. “As gatekeeper of the financials, the…

Management as a Shared Responsibility?

Leadership needs to be more of a partnership. And the responsibility for leadership has to rest with more than just the leader says Susan Fowler, co-creator of The Ken Blanchard Companies newly redesigned Self Leadership program. “Some people in organizations don’t realize that the quality of their work experience depends on their being a good…