Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard

Author, Ethics, Management

Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, gregarious, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken is universally characterized by friends, colleagues, and clients alike as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate men in business today.
When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone together. He is a polished storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.

Ken's impact as a writer is far reaching. From the phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide and is still on best seller lists, to his current trilogy of books coauthored with Sheldon Bowles, Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, and Big Bucks. His book on spirituality in the workplace, Leadership by the Book, coauthored with Phil Hodges and Bill Hybels, is giving new meaning to "servant leadership." Ken's list of 18 books, including 5 more within the One Minute Manager Library, continue in the forefront on where we need to go to help people be the best that they can be.

Dr. Blanchard has received several awards and honors for his contributions in the field of management, leadership, and speaking. In 1991, the National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the "Council of Peers Award of Excellence." In 1992, Dr. Blanchard was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he also received the 1992 Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. In 1996, Ken received the Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award from the American Society of Training and Development.

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Coaching is essential to maximize skills and retain and reinforce new learning. To do this, your organization needs a systematic approach that offers sustainability and follow-up to organizational and individual change processes.

Customer Loyalty
The most important product in every business is service. People remember great service; unfortunately, they remember poor service even more. Customer satisfaction is a make-it-or-break-it aspect of business.

Employee Engagement
Catching people doing things right and redirecting negative behavior are some of the best tools to increase productivity, build trust, create high commitment and motivation, retain your best workers, promote positive customer relationships, and sustain your competitive advantage.

Empowerment and Employee Engagement
The new workforce demands self-motivated individuals who are willing to handle more responsibility, lead themselves and others, and embrace change.

Developing leadership bench strength for the future is the cornerstone of any profitable, productive organization. Recent research indicates that the main reason people leave their jobs is their relationship with their managers.

Motivation and Inspiration
Organizations are sometimes so committed to their legacy of systems that they lack the ability to provide a corporate culture that improves the quality of life for their employees and, in turn, their customers.

Organizational Change
Change is a given in today?s evolving business environment as well as a positive catalyst for creating competitive advantage.

Personal Excellence
Organizations are becoming leaner and more dependent on the contributions of empowered and skilled individuals. More than ever before, companies are helping to create engaged and committed employees who understand how their personal achievement is vital to organizational success.

Project Management
Effective management of projects has become an essential part of the game in business today. Project work affects and engages almost everyone who works.

Team Building
Teams are the backbone of the organization. They are the way work gets done both now and in the future. Most individuals spend 50 to 70 percent of their time in a team setting and yet are given little or no training to allow them to succeed.

If you don?t know where you are going, any road will take you there. Without a vision, resources are underutilized, organizational purpose is unfulfilled, and individual energy and momentum are misdirected.

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