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Ken Blanchard: What Are You Thankful For?

Ken Blanchard recently posted a Thanksgiving holiday video on his YouTube and Facebook channels sharing his thoughts on being thankful along with some of the ways his family builds gratitude into their holiday traditions. As Ken shares,“Life is a very special occasion—don’t miss it. Part of that is being thankful for the blessings you have. It doesn’t mean that there…

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Boss Wants to Be Your Best Friend? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I manage a small team at a software company. It’s go-go-go, constant crazy all the time, but that’s okay—it’s what I signed up for. I like the work and the atmosphere. My problem may sound odd to you: my boss wants to be my friend. She is always asking me to lunch and…

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Feeling Guilty about a Tough Decision? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I run a small creative services business with a partner. We’ve had many long years of almost freakish success. We’ve accomplished amazing client work with great employees who have been dependable and excellent at their jobs. Over the years, we’ve also had our ups and downs—but lately it has been mostly downs. My…

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New Boss Might Not Like You? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a senior manager in a global company and have been here fourteen years. About two years ago, I spoke with my boss about being promoted to director level. She told me neither she nor her boss thought I was ready for promotion because I had some areas that needed improvement.   They…

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7 Steps to Becoming a Relationship Master

During a coaching conversation, leaders often bring up the topic of workplace relationship challenges. The ability to partner, connect, and build positive and productive relationships at work is critical to job and career success. Clients who are struggling with relationship building are at either one end or the other of the continuum. At one end…