Personal Development Career

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…

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Travis Bradberry on Emotional Intelligence

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, Chad Gordon interviews Dr. Travis Bradberry, researcher and author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0—which has sold over one million copies! Bradberry shares how emotional maturity is absolutely critical for success as a leader, and how emotional intelligence is a capacity that can be learned and developed.…

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Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Courage

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, Chad Gordon interviews Dr. Brené Brown, researcher and author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), Daring Greatly (2012), and Rising Strong (2015). Brown and her work have been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and at TEDx Houston, where in 2010 she presented…

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Coaching to Support Learning: 3 Best Practices

Coaching to support learning is a process that gives learners a chance, after training, to go back to their jobs and practice using the concepts they just learned. Providing employees with two or three 1-hour coaching sessions creates an actual learning process instead of just a training event. This extra step is important in today’s…

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Worried about 360° Feedback? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I have been asked to participate in a 360 degree feedback program. My boss and the HR team will see the results—and I think the results are going to be used to make promotion decisions. I have a bad feeling about this. I’m not that worried about someone giving negative feedback, but the…

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Rising Star Dresses Inappropriately? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a COO in a multi-national import business. Our founding CFO has a foot out the door and we want to promote our comptroller, Bridget, into the job. She is lightning fast, ahead of the curve on international issues, articulate, and can really stand up for herself in what is—let’s face it—pretty…

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3 Steps in Coaching Toward the Truth

It is easy to see why clients sometimes avoid telling the truth. There are often negative consequences for telling the truth—even if it is only to oneself. Telling the truth might make us look bad or put pressure on us to change our behavior. The truth can be scary. And let’s face it—sometimes a fabrication…