Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter November 2017

The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published November issue include Measuring the Impact of Training “Productivity is the best and most immediate indicator of training impact. If you send someone to training, increased productivity can happen as fast as the next week or…

15 Questions to Ask Before Recommending (or Receiving) Coaching

At Blanchard Coaching Services, we work with learning and development professionals in organizations to roll out coaching initiatives. Most of the people who are to chosen to receive coaching are excited about the prospect and immediately enthusiastic; however, some are not. These folks either miss the initial email from their L&D business partners, or they…

Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter October 2017

The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published October issue include Presenting Your Training Initiative to the CFO Leadership, learning, and talent development professionals are sometimes a little nervous talking with chief financial officers. CFOs ask hard questions and want to see demonstrable bottom-line…

Does Phone Coaching Work?

Coaching over the phone? Not texting, but actually talking on the telephone? How quaint! When it comes to interacting with others in today’s digital age, the telephone may seem like a relic from the past.  You may think coaching over the phone would be a poor substitute compared to face-to-face interaction. But the truth is,…

Ken Blanchard Ignite Newsletter September 2017

The Ken Blanchard Companies Ignite newsletter is a must-read for leadership, learning, and talent development professionals. Highlights from the just published September issue include Leadership as a Partnership “It’s unfair to expect a manager with multiple direct reports to figure out what each individual needs, let alone always provide it,” says leadership expert Susan Fowler. “Continue to…

Taking a Heart and Head Approach to Integrity

One of my favorite buildings is the Chrysler Tower in New York City. Although it was constructed 90 years ago, that building is still standing because it was built with integrity. Since it was designed and assembled properly, it doesn’t need to be propped up—it just needs to be maintained. The same can be said…