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integrityLast week I conducted a webinar on the Four Leadership Behaviors That Build or Destroy Trust. During the session I asked the participants to select one of four leadership behaviors that influenced them the most in building trust.

With over 450 people responding, 61% said acting with integrity – being honest in word and deed was the most ...

Nobody's listeningDo you remember arguing with your parents about cleaning your room, writing thank you notes, or wearing your bike helmet?

Did any of those family battles end up with your mom or dad saying “Do it because I said so!”—after which you skulked away under threat of grounding and did the minimum possible to complete the task so you could go back outside t...

school child is expecting an abacuseLearning in organizations is often optional—and no matter how good the program is, it will always take a back seat to mission critical work unless some real measures for accountability are put in place.

One of the design principles we’ve built into Blanchard Online Learning is providing accountability for learning. Our goal is to clearly set the e...

Business People's Hands RaisedKen Blanchard tells a story about his early days as a consultant.  One day he was brought in to help address a turnover problem at a manufacturing plant in the Southeastern United States.  In spite of competitive wages and benefits and an overall positive assessment from employees, the plant was experiencing large spikes in people leaving every s...

Hammering A ScrewExecutive coaching has become a mainstream development tool for leaders in today’s organizations. The challenge with any tool is to use it properly. Used poorly, a tool can have unintentional effects, or fail to achieve the desired outcomes.

That was one of the key points that Patricia Overland, Executive Coaching Solutions Partner with The Ken...