In fact, the statistics indicate a dismal malaise in the workplace. People crave meaningful connection at work, with their bosses and their peers, but few are satisfied with the quantity or quality of the connection at work. Blanchard’s research illustrates that the typical workplace seems to be dysfunctionally connected. Download (http://www.kenblanchard.com/
“The typical workplace is at risk of becoming dysfunctionally connected,” says Ken Blanchard, author of more than 55 business books and world-renowned leadership expert. “People crave a deeper human connection at work. They need to feel a more personal and authentic connection with their managers and their peers that goes beyond what technology can provide.”
A game-changing cure to this widespread malaise
Blanchard’s announcement today of The SLII Experience (http://www.kenblanchard.com/
Creating connection in the workplace starts with conversation. Yet most working people spend the better part of their waking hours at work, feeling disconnected from each other. To help people shift from “human doings” to “human beings,” they need a shared language of leadership. The Ken Blanchard Companies recommends six different kinds of conversation to help ensure alignment, frequent contact, and honest feedback. They are rooted in frequent One on Ones, Alignment Conversations, and Four Leadership Style Conversations for different developmental situations.
Backed by research, these business conversations are centered on Blanchard’s Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) developmental model. The abbreviations D1, D2, D3, and D4 are used to describe an individual’s development level with a new task or goal. The goal for the leader is to help the individual move from novice to expert as quickly as possible, by being able to diagnose his or her development level and then use the appropriate leadership style—described by S1, S2, S3, and S4—that matches the individual’s needs.
Blanchard is hosting a free webinar on Creating a Shared Leadership Language: 3 Reasons (and Ways) to Get Started, on September 25, 2013, at 9 a.m. PST. Register (https://webexevents.webex.com/
Wendy Wong, Senior Vice President of Marketing
About The Ken Blanchard Companies
The Ken Blanchard Companies® is a global leader in workplace learning, productivity, and leadership effectiveness that is best known for its Situational Leadership®II program—the most widely taught leadership model in the world. Because of its ability to help people excel as self-leaders and as leaders of others, SLII® is embraced by Fortune 500 companies as well as mid- to small-size businesses, governments, and educational and non-profit organizations.
Many Blanchard® programs for teams, customer loyalty, change management, and leadership development blend the use of assessments with elearning and instructor-led training. Self-paced elearning modules are available via Blanchard Online Learning—a cloud-based curriculum that is interactive and easy to use via mobile tablets.
Using best practices based on the company’s continual research, Blanchard’s world-class trainers and coaches support people in making the shift from learning to doing and in driving organizational and behavioral change into all levels of organizations.
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