You can learn a lot from a good example. That’s why every week I highlight one great business blog. This week, it’s Blanchard LeaderChat. That’s “Blanchard” as in “The Blanchard Companies” which is “Blanchard” as in “Ken Blanchard.” He’s the co-author of The One Minute Manager and a host of other books and articles that present the lessons learned from behavioral science in ways that everyday people can use them.
Ken is one of the people who have defined the conversation about leadership and management over the last three decades. But Blanchard is different from most business gurus and the difference shows in this blog.
Most other gurus have “king and his court” organizations, designed to promote and support them. Blanchard and his wife Marjorie founded The Blanchard Companies in 1979 and it’s a real company that will outlive the couple. Blanchard Companies consultants are the people who contribute to the LeaderChat blog.
David Witt is the Program Director for the company. He moderates the blog which is described as being “about managing in today’s work environment and what leaders can do to create an engaged, motivated, and productive workforce that gets results.” Because different people write the posts, you get different perspectives, but they all offer something a reader can to improve performance.
Here are some recent representative posts. Read them with an eye toward what you can learn from Blanchard LeaderChat’s example. Watch for the way different individuals contribute to a blog that maintains a consistent theme and approach.
How would employees answer these five questions about YOUR corporate culture?
Is a stupid policy at work holding you back?
Want to Build Trust? Speak Less and Listen More
Customer Service, Moments of Truth, and Social Media
Are you growing—or dying—as a leader? 8 questions to ask yourself
Read, enjoy, and learn.
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