Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard is cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. Best known as the coauthor of The One Minute Manager, as well as 65 other books with combined sales totaling more than 21 million copies.

  • Want to Lead a Successful Change? Involve Your People!

    Want to Lead a Successful Change? Involve Your People!

    As so many industries are beginning the long challenge of recovering from the pandemic, organizational change seems to be happening everywhere. The first issue many organizations must deal with...

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  • Looking Back on a Year of COVID-19

    Looking Back on a Year of COVID-19

    It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a year since the world was blindsided by a global pandemic. Millions of people are mourning losses due to COVID-19: family members, friends, and colleagues...

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  • Everyone Has Peak Performance Potential

    Everyone Has Peak Performance Potential

    Ken Blanchard describes how The best leaders build meaningful connections with direct reports, tailor their leadership style to the needs of each individual, and coach them to high performance.

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  • Legendary Customer Service: As Important as Ever

    Legendary Customer Service: As Important as Ever

    When my colleagues Vicki Halsey and Kathy Cuff and I were creating the Legendary Service customer service training program, we asked people in organizations two questions: Why is creating a...

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  • Creating A Compelling Vision for Your Team

    Creating A Compelling Vision for Your Team

    It’s a timeless truth that bears repeating: Good leadership starts with a vision. Why? Because leadership is about going somewhere. If you don’t know where you’re going, your leadership doesn’t...

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  • The Three Secrets of the One Minute Manager—Classic Skills for a New Workplace Reality

    The Three Secrets of the One Minute Manager—Classic Skills for a New Workplace Reality

    Ken Blanchard shares how the principles of The One Minute Manager apply in today's remote work environment.

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  • Developing Your Leadership Point of View

    Developing Your Leadership Point of View

    Leaders are not robots; they are human beings with values and worldviews shaped by their own experiences. In the best leaders these lead to a personal leadership philosophy—a leadership point of view.

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  • Are You a Servant Leader and Don’t Know It?

    Are You a Servant Leader and Don’t Know It?

    Over the years, I’ve talked with thousands of people about servant leadership. Every so often somebody will come up to me after a speech and say to me, “You know, Ken, the style of leadership you...

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  • Use the CARE Model to Serve Customers at a Higher Level

    Use the CARE Model to Serve Customers at a Higher Level

    The quality of a company’s customer service affects its reputation as well as its bottom line. Customer service done well raises an organization’s image in the public eye and attracts new revenue....

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  • 5 Keys to a Culture of Collaboration

    5 Keys to a Culture of Collaboration

    Organizations that embrace a collaborative culture benefit internally from increased sales, improved innovation, and better business processes.

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  • We Can Get Through this Tough Time Together by Ken Blanchard

    We Can Get Through this Tough Time Together by Ken Blanchard

    When you feel low about what’s going on, think about this: You’ve come through difficult times before. What helped you get through those times? Reach out to others with love, and accept kindnesses.

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  • 5 Strategies for Surfacing and Resolving Concerns about Change

    5 Strategies for Surfacing and Resolving Concerns about Change

    Constant change is a way of life in organizations today. How do managers and leaders cope with the barrage of changes that confront them daily as they attempt to keep their organizations adaptive...

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  • Organizational Growth Requires a Balancing Act

    Organizational Growth Requires a Balancing Act

    Using the appropriate leadership style and following a situational framework can help ensure a high performing organization that successfully navigates each stage of development, now & in the future.

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  • Benchmarking Team Performance: How Would Your Team Score In These Four Areas?

    Benchmarking Team Performance: How Would Your Team Score In These Four Areas?

    Building highly effective teams, like building great organizations, begins with a picture of what you are aiming for. Ken Blanchard shares four areas to focus on for improved team development.

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  • One-on-One Leadership

    One-on-One Leadership

    One-on-one leadership is about creating side-by-side leadership relationships. It is a process for increasing the quality and quantity of conversations between managers and direct reports.

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  • Self Leadership: The Power Behind Empowerment

    Self Leadership: The Power Behind Empowerment

    Cutting-edge organizations have learned that developing self leaders is a powerful way to positively impact their bottom line.

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  • A Situational Approach to Effective Leadership

    A Situational Approach to Effective Leadership

    Ken Blanchard describes the key concepts of the SLII approach to leadership.

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  • 3 Keys to Empowering People at Work

    3 Keys to Empowering People at Work

    To create a culture of empowerment, leaders must share information, create autonomy through boundaries, and replace the old hierarchy with self-directed individuals and teams.

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  • Is Your Organization High Performing? A Quick Quiz

    Is Your Organization High Performing? A Quick Quiz

    Take a short quiz adapted from a research project conducted by Don Carew, Fay Kandarian, Eunice Parisi-Carew, and Jesse Stoner to identify the characteristics of a high performing organization

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  • Finding Your Significant Purpose

    Finding Your Significant Purpose

    Ken Blanchard shares the key questions and impact of zeroing in on organizational vision and purpose.

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