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Are You a Servant Leader and Don’t Know It?

Are You a Servant Leader and Don’t Know It?

Over the years, I’ve talked with thousands of people about servant leadership. Every so often somebody will come up to me after a speech and say to me, “You know, Ken, the style of leadership you just talked about is exactly the way I’ve been leading people for...
One of Your Direct Reports Is Lying? Ask Madeleine

One of Your Direct Reports Is Lying? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,It has recently become apparent that one of my newer direct reports is lying. In one instance, he told me a presentation was proofed and ready to go and I found out it wasn’t when I went into the document on our shared drive to make a change. In...
The Best Way to Show You Care during Difficult Times

The Best Way to Show You Care during Difficult Times

“I’m sure you’ve heard the saying People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. And that is so true for anyone who is in a leadership role today,” says Kathy Cuff, senior consulting partner at The Ken Blanchard...
3 Ways to Meet People Where They Are on New Tasks and Processes

3 Ways to Meet People Where They Are on New Tasks and Processes

“So many of us are dealing with changes to our work routines. It’s generating a mountain of new requests and tasks that require us to get things done using new guidelines, practices, and procedures,” says bestselling business author Dr. Vicki Halsey,...
Star Performer Not Performing? Ask Madeleine

Star Performer Not Performing? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,I am the EVP of sales for a global professional services and SAS company. As you can imagine, we are reeling from the pandemic and the economic train wreck that seems to be coming at us. In the midst of this chaos, I have a long-tenured sales...