About the Author

LeaderChat  is a weekly blog about managing in today’s work environment and what leaders can do to create an engaged, motivated, and productive workforce that gets results.  The purpose of LeaderChat is to provide a forum for readers to explore, consider, and comment on some of the pressing issues that leaders face, and to look at possible solutions from a workplace culture, performance management, and organizational development point of view.  LeaderChat is moderated by David Witt, Program Director at The Ken Blanchard Companies.  Based in San Diego, David is the managing editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Ignite, and he also produces the company’s popular webinar series.

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Improve Performance and Build Relationships

Several years ago, The Ken Blanchard Companies conducted a test on the effectiveness of regular one-on-one meetings between managers and their direct reports to improve perceptions of managerial effectiveness. Managers met with their direct reports every two-weeks to discuss issues that the direct report wanted to discuss.  At the end of six months, surveys were … Continued