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…

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The Most Difficult Coaching Skill for Managers

“Think about your best boss,” asks coaching expert Madeleine Blanchard. “Your best boss is a person who helped you to deliver phenomenal performance, but they also helped you to really grow and develop yourself.” In a short video interview Blanchard explains that, “Managers who have no idea how to use coaching skills, or use a…

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New eBook Encourages Managers to Develop Coaching Skills

Regular communication using coaching skills is essential for bringing out the best in people. A new eBook just published by The Ken Blanchard Companies identifies coaching as the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones. When leaders coach their people it has significant positive effects on employee development, performance,…

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What it Really Takes for a Manager to Coach

Ask anyone about their best boss and you will get a familiar list: My boss cared about me as a person My boss listened to me and helped me grow My boss was clear about what was expected and gave me feedback—even when it wasn’t pretty My boss was a person I respected and admired…