Tag Archives: Blanchard

Multipliers: Smart Leadership Multiplies Smart Solutions, Smart Followers

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast we interview Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. Drawing on some of the key points from the new revised and updated edition of her acclaimed Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wiseman explores why some leaders, whom she calls diminishers, drain capability and […] […]

Good Advice from Leadership Experience!

Good leaders are constantly striving for excellence. They start with themselves, then raise the bar for their team. It’s a journey that requires a combination of self awareness and growth. I had a chance to experience both of these things when I recently accepted a new position with my company. Eight months ago, I stepped […] […]

Transparency and Leader Vulnerability: Worth the Risk?

“Thank you for your transparency!” These words came at the end of a presentation I gave where I shared a new strategy—a strategy that would require change, including new roles and some sacrifice, from everyone. I wasn’t sure how everyone would respond but I knew I would have my best chance of successfully leading the […] […]

Making a Real Impact with Learning

This is a great piece about online learning and leadership development — a project I’m very passionate about, as a teacher and as a coach. This is a powerful tool — if used in an engaging way — to support active, self-paced learning and build virtual community! I appreciate the way the blog applies the […]

Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others

This article offers some practical ways to develop leaders, and I really like that. Of course, practical rarely translates into easy, does it!? Understand yourself, of course — but what a process! Build Relationships — yes! and that means building skills, opening your heart and mind to diversity, and finding commonalities even with the most […]

One Time It’s Better to Take Your Eyes Off the Prize

This blog offers strong insight into the ways values-based leadership translates into effective action and changed outcomes. It’s definitely practical and workable to link core values — essentially the “why” of taking action — to the actions needed or wanted. It’s also interesting to think about the kinds of values used as an example here […]

You Must Confront These 4 Uncomfortable Truths About Trust

4 uncomfortable truths, indeed — especially “trust means letting go of control.” Hard for leaders and co-leaders and followers alike. Between the pulsing “I want” of our ambition and the fearful “is it enough?” of our secret thoughts, control feels like the solution to keep us on track. But it’s not, really — trust is. […]