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Don’t Really Like People? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I keep hearing that the most important thing to be successful in business is the ability to build relationships with people. But here is the problem: I don’t like people. I think people are fundamentally untrustworthy and corrupt. I am in veterinary school so I can take care of animals, which I much…

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Rug Pulled Out from Under You? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a director in a global consumer goods company. I recently went through six months of coaching because my boss told me I was an excellent manager, but I needed to be more of leader. The coach did a 360° interview process and uncovered some areas that I needed to work on.…

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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…

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Want to Grow—But Don’t Know How? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I love to grow and develop. I always take advantage of any 360° feedback assessments my company offers. I regularly ask my boss, direct reports, and peers for constructive feedback. Lucky for me, my 360° scores are high and I generally hear “just keep doing what you are doing” from my coworkers. That…