Author Archives: Randy Conley

About Randy Conley

Randy is the Vice President of Client Services & Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies. He oversees Blanchard's client delivery operations and works with clients around the globe helping them design & deliver training and consulting solutions that build trust in the workplace. He has been named a Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America. Randy holds a Masters Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego and enjoys spending time with his family, road cycling, and playing golf. You can follow Randy on Twitter @RandyConley where he shares thoughts on leadership and trust.

Top 10 Simple Ways to Thank Your Employees

Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the most simple and powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. Whenever I conduct trust workshops with clients and discuss the role that rewards and … Continue reading

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Leaders – When Is The Last Time You Noticed?

I have to admit, it’s easy for me not to notice. I get focused on my own goals and priorities and everything else around me seems to fade from view. That focused attention is a good thing when I need … Continue reading

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6 Ways Workplace Optimism Creates Trust and Community

We are in desperate need for a new model of leadership in organizations. The type of leadership we’ve seen the last several decades has produced record low levels of trust and engagement in the workforce, so clearly what we’ve been … Continue reading

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10 Signs You’re A Frankenboss

Frankenboss – noun; 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2. A boss whose behavior closely resembles that of a half-brained monster; 3. A jerk. With yesterday being Halloween, I thought I would republish one of my … Continue reading

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Are You a Boss or a Leader? 7 Ways to Tell

“You’re not the boss of me!” That was the phrase my younger sister would frequently yell at me during our youth when I was being the domineering big brother. If you’ve had kids, been around kids, or were a kid … Continue reading

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