Ask Madeleine: Thank You!

Dear Ask Madeleine readers, It is coming up on one year since I started this column. On the occasion of the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to thank you so very much for checking the Ask Madeleine post every Saturday. In my travels to conferences and gatherings, I have met a few…

Thanksgiving Special: 10 Easy Ways to Thank Your Team

In the spirit of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, I thought I’d share ten simple and easy ways to tell your employees “thank you.” Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. Whenever I conduct trust…

Leaders: Stop Adding Value—Just Listen

I was talking with a Blanchard® coach the other day about the topic of recognition. She told me about a newly promoted VP she’s working with. He believes there is a need for just-in-time recognition in addition to the formal recognition programs that are in place within his company. I reminded the coach that Ken…