82 Reasons to at Least Try Giving Feedback Better

Engaging Leader

The folks over at the Ken Blanchard Companies recently created an info-graphic called “The Dysfunctionally Connected Workplace,” based on their research regarding leadership and communication for the Employee Work Passion Survey 2013. The gist of the info-graphic is that although people are more connected by technology than ever before, they’re still dis-connected (and disengaged) with their […].

Change Your Habits

Great Leadership By Dan

A few years ago a printing plant client installed a new $20M high-technology press which could deliver speeds of 50,000 impressions an hour. Chris has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. Guest post from S.


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6 Ways to Build Trust During Organizational Change

Lead Change Blog

The exponential growth of technology has enabled new products, services, and businesses to rise to prominence in short order, and has caused others to become obsolete just as quickly. Research from The Ken Blanchard Companies shows that people have predictable stages of concern when faced with a change. Ken Blanchard is fond of saying, “People without information cannot act responsibly.

Weekly Round-Up: Building Trust During Change, Executing a Winning Strategy with Internal Comms, CEO Comms Blunders & Learnings, Tips for Leading Remote Teams


The exponential growth of technology has enabled new products, services, and businesses to rise to prominence in short order, and has caused others to become obsolete just as quickly.”

Tell Them How to Turn on The Radio

Lead Change Blog

Most users are doing remarkably well in using the new technology in their daily work; however, as is the case with any large-scale change or training initiative, some are still struggling to gain competence with basic tasks. Over the last 40 years of assessing the leadership styles of the millions of managers who have taken Ken Blanchard’s SLII © leadership training program, our data shows that 54% of managers primarily use a Coaching style.

17 Quotes on Virtual Teamwork and Remote Teams to Inspire You

Great Results Team Building

Blanchard. Not technology. Working on remote teams and trying to successfully navigate the challenges of remote teamwork can sometimes be frustrating. As I have shared before with man audiences, “Talent is essential, but never sufficient!”

Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – The Debate Over Hybrid Work Comes Down to Trust

Leading with Trust

As Ken Blanchard and I point out in our new book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust , distrust is not the opposite of trust.

6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change

Leading with Trust

The exponential growth of technology has enabled new products, services, and businesses to rise to prominence in short order, and has caused others to become obsolete just as quickly. Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash.

April 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Each person you work with has a unique way to perceive and handle a stressful situation, such as a technology breakdown. We can all benefit from Ken Blanchard’s example by focusing on our values and not getting distracted by winning for the sake of winning, gaining status or power, enhancing our image, or receiving tangible rewards.” Welcome to the April Leadership Development Carnival.

Automation as a Means of Increasing Human Potential: Which Traits and Skills Will Automation Help Promote in Human Workers?

Strategy Driven

Likewise, our professional’s routine and computational tasks may find themselves automated, making room for other priorities like management, employee development and technology upskilling.

The Future of Our Partnership With Machines

Skip Prichard

I recently spoke with Olivier Blanchard, one of the co-authors. ” -Olivier Blanchard. One of the key differentiators between organizations that will adjust quickly and organizations that will struggle to adjust will be their ability to partner with the right technology vendors.

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The Value of Vision Series – Introduction

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Ken Blanchard – Author of The One Minute Manager and over 30 other leadership books. Daniel Burrus – Technology futurist and author Flash Foresight. Vision is not the hot buzzword it once was. I’m wondering why – is it considered outdated in the context of today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world?… … have we “vision experts” failed to communicate it well enough?… … have we failed to show how vision links to daily work life?

5 Ways Servant Leaders Stand Out From The Crowd

Leading with Trust

Your laboratory is an organization with hundreds of leaders at varying levels, and with technology, you can watch and listen to them 24-hours a day over an extend period of time. Ken Blanchard likes to say that “people who feel good about themselves produce good results, and people who produce good results feel good about themselves.” Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a scientist running a grand experiment on leadership.

What Jazz Taught Me About Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

It’s ironic because despite the numerous technological advances that have diversified and improved the way we can communicate with each other, leaders continue to struggle with how to better connect with those under their care. It’s a critical lesson for today’s leaders to learn considering how we can no longer rely on technological or process-driven measures to keep us competitive in today’s faster-paced work environment.

The ReWork Bookshelf: 5 Must-Reads from Workforce Trends Expert Ira Wolfe

Leadership Freak

Fast forward a decade, and here we are again, bewildered by how technology, politics and other forces seem to be disrupting the world we knew and know. One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Ken Blanchard Did you ever get the feeling while reading a book that the author somehow got inside your head, and was inspired to create his work? Editor's Note: What are our writers and experts reading?

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April 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development: Earth Day Edition


Whether you are facing challenges as a result of changes in the economy, new opportunities because of advances in technology, or already have a good idea you want to implement, these five leadership lessons can make the difference between a successful outcome and a false start. In his post “ Leaders, Change What You Pay Attention To ”, Blanchard’s culture guru S. Namaste! Welcome to the April 1st 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development.

Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015

Modern Servant Leader

2 43,900 26,300 471 Ken Blanchard Leadership Speaker, Leadership/Business Guru, and Author of over 50 books, including The One Minute Manager. Love hugs from hubby, 3 kids and grandoggies 28 39,800 1,409 Norman Reiss Leadership, Nonprofits Blogs at Nonprofit Bridge on intersection of technology, communications & fundraising. Are you looking for the top leadership experts to follow in 2015? Maybe you need a leadership development expert or public speaker.

The September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival NFL Kick-off Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

While technology is fabulous, it doesn’t replace dealing with people.". Blanchard's culture guru S. As our New England summer winds down, the night air gets cooler, the days grow shorter, and the parking lot here on campus is once again filled up with students, it can only mean one thing. Are you ready for some football!!?? OK, so I realize not everyone shares my obsession with the NFL.

Giving Feedback -The No. 2 People Skill

Building Personal Strength

My work in various human resources positions, management consulting and feedback technology has kept me focused on the issue of communicating feedback for over 30 years. My favorite quote about feedback comes from management author Ken Blanchard: "Feedback is the breakfast of champions." I recently posted an article about what I believe is the number one people skill: listening. Possibly the No. 2 people skill is giving feedback.

Loud and Clear: Six Tips for Communicating in a Way That Truly.

Strategy Driven

Ken Blanchard Co-author of The One Minute Manager and Golden Gavel Award recipient “Finally! Technology – social media specifically – allows for constant communication, but easy communication doesn’t necessarily translate to messages that are received, understood, and capable of driving action. StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D.

Top Quotes from the Art of Management 2010 | RoundtableTalk

Roundtable Talk

When technology, access, information and how consumers buy changes, so must management.” Overall though, this event was a vast improvement over the recycled ideas of Covey, Blanchard, Peters et al. RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet. Skip to content Home Welcome!

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Hope Is a Strategy (Well, Sort Of)

Harvard Business Review

Without faith in the people, processes and technologies involved, how can we achieve anything? Last year at BIF-7, Angela Blanchard 's phrase, " You can't build on broken " became our rallying cry. Ok, I can hear you groaning. We've all heard the phrase "Hope is not a strategy" — and it isn't, especially when based on illusion, delusion, fiction or false assumptions.

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

Kate Blanchard had a great job at PerkinElmer, the Massachusetts-based multinational, but she was eager to build something of her own. Dan Hogan was working in technology sales when he got the idea of starting a home healthcare agency — a company that sends nurses and therapists to a patient’s residence for rehabilitation. You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit.