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Blanchard LeaderChat

The Ken Blanchard Companies and Chad Gordon

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With a focus on leadership, personal growth, developing others and management this podcast is devoted to helping you be your very best by keeping up with current trends in self-development, leadership, and business. The Blanchard LeaderChat Podcast provides the perfect way for you to stay up-to-date on the latest ideas, insights, and innovations that impact you and your growth. Each episode features an expert sharing their ideas about helping people become the best leaders they can be. So, s ...
 
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In this episode coauthor Pat Zigarmi describes the process of developing your Leadership Point of View as presented in the book Leading at a Higher Level. She explains the three basic steps of identifying key people and events that have influenced your thoughts about leadership, describing your leadership values, and sharing your expectations of yo…
 
In this episode, organizational change expert Jake Jacobs shares how to make any change initiative successful by using the techniques from in his latest book, Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results. Jacobs encourages you to embrace change, learn to love the troublemakers, and find ways to help people make a meaningful dif…
 
In this episode, employee engagement expert Heather Younger explains that if you are looking for increased productivity, customer satisfaction, or employee engagement, you need to care for your employees first. People will go the extra mile for leaders who show they are genuinely concerned about their staff. But while most leaders think of themselv…
 
In this episode, hear author Robert “Bo” Brabo share personal examples of delivering servant leadership in military, government, and business environments from his latest book, From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom. Brabo explains how leaders can thrive by putting a focus on people and acting in alignment with the core values of …
 
In this episode hear renowned business culture expert Stan Slap explain the difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture. The distinction isn’t semantics; it’s the key to whether your strategies will succeed or fail. He shares tips for getting maximum business performance from his book, Under the Hood: Fir…
 
In this episode, hear Carey Lohrenz explain how we can all learn to overcome the stressful circumstances in our lives instead of being overwhelmed by them. She shares the fundamentals of surviving and succeeding during times of crisis as outlined in her new book, Span of Control: What to Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, and Ready to Get …
 
In this episode, hear performance coach Victoria Labalme share strategies for moving forward in times when your goals aren’t precisely clear. Some people know exactly what they want and go for it, but others aren’t quite sure. Labalme talks about the tips and techniques from her new book, Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Gen…
 
In this episode, hear peak performance expert Steven Kotler explain why we are all capable of achieving the extraordinary. Talking about his latest book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer, Kotler explains how the four skills of motivation, learning, creativity, and flow impact our ability to achieve and exceed expectations. He descri…
 
In this episode hear business strategy expert Berta Aldrich describe how the global marketplace has changed and explain why companies are struggling to hire and retain high-performing talent. She shares tips from her latest book, Winning the Talent Shift to show you how to overcome the three main barriers to unlocking the potential in today’s workp…
 
Join us to hear learning strategy and design expert Julie Dirksen explain how to create a learning experience that’s effective instead of one that gets forgotten as soon as the learner completes the session. The first important steps in Dirksen’s process are to understand who your learners are, then define the behavior you want them to learn. This …
 
Marcus Buckingham believes there are some basic assumptions about work that are just no longer true in the business environment today. In this episode, he shares his insights on eight of the nine lies featured in his latest book, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, including ideas such as: People care which compan…
 
In this exciting episode, you’ll hear how aviation pioneer Carey D. Lohrenz learned what Fearless Leadership means in two of the most demanding and extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Through her experiences, Lohrenz identified a fundamental truth: high performing teams require fearles…
 
In this episode, hear virtual training pioneer Cindy Huggett share information from her book Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning. She offers tips to ensure your virtual training is successful by meeting the specific needs of your organization. The first step is to define what virtual training means for your…
 
In this exciting episode, Alexa Shoen shares secrets for finding your first job—or your dream job—from her new book, #EntryLevelBoss. She calls her approach a “fitness plan” for looking for work, with the goal of helping people go through the job search process as efficiently as possible. Shoen believes there are 14 incorrect beliefs that stymie ou…
 
In this week’s podcast, you’ll hear Brendon Burchard explain why and how some people perform at a higher level than others. He identifies six habits successful people practice to sustain long-term achievement in their personal and professional lives. Seek clarity. Successful people continually seek clarity. They are curious and ask questions. They …
 
In this episode, hear Keith Ferrazzi explain the new rules for work presented in his latest book, Leading Without Authority. The days of authoritative command and control are gone. “Work doesn’t happen in organization charts anymore. Leaders need to learn the power of co-elevation to bring collaboration to a higher level of effectiveness,” says Fer…
 
In this episode, hear leadership expert Dave McKeown challenge leaders to break the cycle of mediocrity and take responsibility for their own development. In his latest book, The Self-Evolved Leader, McKeown acknowledges that it is easy for leaders to get stuck in the busyness of the day-to-day and allow themselves to be disrupted at any time. Lead…
 
In this compelling episode, you’ll hear La’Wana Harris share timely thoughts about her new book, Diversity Beyond Lip Service. She explains how she works with leaders to help them become aware of their own biases and how to make conscious choices that mitigate bias in order to embrace diversity. Harris defines diversity as the full spectrum of huma…
 
In this episode, Mark Johnson describes a method for putting visionary thinking and processes into place so that any organization can take advantage of disruptive innovation. As business models change at an ever-increasing rate and the world becomes noisier, the tendency for most organizations is to hunker down and deal with the here and now. But i…
 
In this episode you’ll hear Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways, discuss the difference between an entrepreneur and an entrepreneurial leader. In his latest book, Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff, Peterson explains that leaders who want to make a lasting impact must learn to l…
 
Judd Hoekstra, coauthor of Who Killed Change, explains why up to 70 percent of change efforts fail. Research indicates there are several predictive reasons why change fails, and Hoekstra explains how to navigate through the process successfully. He also describes three of the five stages of concern that people experience during a change initiative.…
 
In this episode, Craig Weber explains how strong communication skills can build healthy work environments and increase leadership effectiveness. “The first step is awareness. People need to be aware of how they react to others during conversations,” explains Weber. Once people have this awareness, they can be more thoughtful about their responses a…
 
Marcus Buckingham believes there are some basic assumptions about work that are just no longer true in the business environment today. In this episode, he shares his insights on eight of the nine lies featured in his latest book, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, including ideas such as: People care which compan…
 
“I’ve been in the business of leadership development for 30 years, and it became increasingly evident to me that love is the foundation of great leadership,” says Steve Farber. He isn’t talking a touchy-feely notion of love, but the competitive advantage you can have when you love what you do in the service of people who love what you do. This book…
 
In this exciting episode, you’ll hear how aviation pioneer Carey D. Lohrenz learned what Fearless Leadership means in two of the most demanding and extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Through her experiences, Lohrenz identified a fundamental truth: high performing teams require fearles…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear Jim Clifton describe the findings from Gallup’s largest study on the future of work from his new book, It’s the Manager. “We found that engagement—not satisfaction, but engagement, where people are developing and contributing to something bigger than themselves—is extremely low. In the United States, about 30 percent of…
 
For everyday situations that can drain our daily energy and make us lose focus, Micro-Resilience offers quick and easy ways to help us cope: Learn how to Refocus Your Brain, Reset Your Primitive Alarms, Reframe Your Attitude, Refresh Your Body, and Renew Your Spirit! Bonnie St. John explains how in her book Micro-Resilience, coauthored with Allen P…
 
In this episode, S. Chris Edmonds discusses the key points of his book The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace. S. Chris Edmonds has a delightfully simple explanation of culture: “Culture is all about how people treat each other—how leaders treat their teams and peers, how emplo…
 
In this episode, Whitney Johnson discusses the secrets to creating an engaged and productive team as outlined in her book, Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. Johnson shares seven ways managers can support their team members’ journey up the curve. Take the right kind of risks—Help team members understand th…
 
In this episode, Tasha Eurich describes concepts from her book Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Thank We Think. Eurich explains how developing self-awareness—knowing who we are and how others see us—can help you be fulfilled, confident, and successful in life and work. “As …
 
In this exciting episode, Peter Bregman shares his thoughts about leadership and the importance of showing up with confidence, being connected to others, and being committed to a purpose in a way that inspires others to follow. He explains that the most successful leaders not only know what to say and do, but are willing to experience the discomfor…
 
As we wrap up season one of the LeaderChat Podcast, Ken Blanchard and Chad Gordon revisit some of their favorite episodes. They share new thoughts about the important messages from our guests and invite you to send questions you would like Ken to answer in future episodes. Just send your questions to podcast@kenblanchard.com. Enjoy this episode of …
 
As we wrap up season one of the LeaderChat Podcast, Ken Blanchard and Chad Gordon revisit some of their favorite episodes. They share new thoughts about the important messages from our guests and invite you to send questions you would like Ken to answer in future episodes. Just send your questions to podcast@kenblanchard.com. Enjoy this episode of …
 
As we wrap up season one of the LeaderChat Podcast, Ken Blanchard and Chad Gordon revisit some of their favorite episodes. They share new thoughts about the important messages from our guests and invite you to send questions you would like Ken to answer in future episodes. Just send your questions to podcast@kenblanchard.com. Enjoy this episode whe…
 
As we wrap up Season 1 of the Blanchard LeaderChat Podcast, Ken Blanchard and Chad Gordon revisit some of their favorite episodes. They share new thoughts about the important messages from our guests and invite you to send questions you would like Ken to answer in future episodes. Just send your questions to podcast@kenblanchard.com. Enjoy this epi…
 
“Everyone wants to be happy,” says Neil Pasricha. “We were brought up to believe that if we worked hard we would have great success, and then we would be happy. But that just isn’t true.” Pasricha shares research that indicates combining great work with success, doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness. In fact, it is the opposite. Being happy leads t…
 
In this episode, Vicki Halsey, author of Brilliance by Design, shares a case study of a team putting the ENGAGE model into practice. For years, both in the school environment and in corporate education, Vicki Halsey observed what was happening in classrooms—a teacher standing in front of a group of people, talking at them. The people in the audienc…
 
In this enlightening episode, Brené Brown describes her research study, seven years in the making, that looks at the future of leadership and the barriers and obstacles to daring leadership. “One of the most important findings of my career is daring leadership—a collection of skills and practices that are teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s…
 
In this episode, Susan Fowler explores how most companies expect managers to motivate their people to accomplish goals. Managers may try many different methods to encourage people to reach their goals, from rewards and recognition to pressure and intimidation. But research indicates that these methods just don’t work. “When did we get to the point …
 
In this episode, Don Yaeger, author of Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently, discusses his research on why some teams win when others fail. “My research of the business and sports world uncovered sixteen things that successful teams do, and I grouped them into four main pillars,” explains Yaeger. (As you listen, you’l…
 
Learn six strategies for turning a pressure situation into an opportunity. In this episode, Judd Hoekstra, coauthor of Crunch Time: How to be Your Best When It Matters Most, talks about the skill of reframing—intentionally thinking about a situation in a new or different way to improve performance. “When faced with a stressful situation, it is norm…
 
In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast we speak with Robert Greene, author of the New York Times bestseller, Mastery. Greene shares some of the key points from his book, beginning with the importance of self awareness—getting a clear sense of who you are, where you are going, and what motivates you. From there, Greene discusses the imp…
 
In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we interview Beverly Kaye, author of the new book Up Is Not the Only Way. Kaye shares new ways to stay engaged and feel valued for managers and others who work in flat organizations—companies that offer few opportunities to climb the traditional corporate ladder. Kaye says a focus on creating eng…
 
“We all know how good we’ve become—but we don’t know how good we could be,” says Mark Sanborn in his new book, The Potential Principle. “Almost all people have a desire to get better—but only 30% have a plan.” That’s wishful thinking, says Sanborn. Sanborn recommends that people practice “positive discontent” in their lives and says that life gets …
 
In this episode, Alex Hutchinson shares what he learned from ten years of researching human performance. He explains that whether you are running a marathon, building a career, or raising a family, you will have fundamental struggles. And even though the situations are very different, the struggles are similar. “Human achievement relies upon the ab…
 
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