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…

The Millennial In the Workplace

I am a millennial—I can’t deny it. I was born in 1992, right in the middle of the millennial generation range. I grew up in a world where children were showered with praise and everyone was a winner on Sports Day. I’ve lived in the shadow of September 11th and repeated recessions. Oh, and I…

Making the Business Case for Coaching: A 5 Step Plan to Get Buy-in

To gain a competitive edge, organizations are going beyond traditional methods of developing their people and turning to coaching principles to bring out the best in their employees. According to research by CIPD, 51 percent of companies now consider coaching crucial to their strategy. Over 70 percent of organizations say they benefit from improved work…

Who’s Leaving the Company? One Possible Warning Sign

Wondering if someone might be thinking of leaving your organization? In a new article for Training magazine I shared the results from a recent survey showing the correlation between how often a person meets with their immediate manager and that person’s intention to remain with the organization. Researchers at The Ken Blanchard Companies found that the more…

3 Ways Social Neuroscience is Changing Leadership

New advances in the field of social neuroscience are fundamentally reshaping perspectives on the best way to lead and manage the performance of others. That’s the main message Scott Blanchard will be sharing next week in his presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in Orlando, Florida. Blanchard’s concurrent session…

New Study Shows “Carrot and Stick” Motivation Isn’t Much Better than “Not Interested”

Carrot and stick motivational schemes may drive short term compliance, but they don’t work very well when it comes to increasing long term performance, retention, effort, endorsement, or even intentions to be a good organizational citizen. That’s what researchers at The Ken Blanchard Companies found when they looked at the impact different motivational outlooks have…

New Survey Data Shows Managers Not Meeting Employee Expectations in Three Key Areas

New survey data just published in the July/August issue of Training magazine shows a serious gap between employee desires and reality when it comes to goal setting, goal review, and performance feedback from their managers. More than 700 of the magazine’s subscribers were asked what they wanted out of their individual meetings with their managers…