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.

  • Everyone Benefits from a Culture of Empowerment

    Everyone Benefits from a Culture of Empowerment

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  • Embracing Diversity

    Embracing Diversity

    Multiple generations with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences make up workforces in today’s global economy. Ken Blanchard shares how to appreciate people from all walks of life.

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  • Are You a Trustworthy, Self-Aware Leader?

    Are You a Trustworthy, Self-Aware Leader?

    In our new book Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust, my coauthor, Randy Conley, and I cover a lot of topics—fifty-two, to be exact. As the subtitle...

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  • What Servant Leadership Looks Like in Action

    What Servant Leadership Looks Like in Action

    I’ve been talking about servant leadership for years, so I was happy to see that the topic is now trending in business. Maybe people are finally understanding that servant leadership is not a lax...

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  • Simple Truths for a New World of Work

    Simple Truths for a New World of Work

    In my new book Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust—cowritten with my colleague, trust expert Randy Conley—we take a look at some practical, day-to-day...

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  • Commonsense Servant Leadership Truths: Your Invitation to Join Us

    Commonsense Servant Leadership Truths: Your Invitation to Join Us

    I recently announced the February 1 publication of my new book with longtime colleague and trust expert Randy Conley, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust....

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  • Five Ways to Carry On Through Challenging Times

    Five Ways to Carry On Through Challenging Times

    A few weeks ago, my colleague Doug Glener wrote a blog regarding the results from our company’s recent survey that involved more than 800 L&D executives, managers, and specialists. We asked them...

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  • Creating More Community in 2022

    Creating More Community in 2022

    COVID-19 has been a major disruptor, forcing countless organizations to innovate and make a rapid shift to the virtual world. In some ways, this has been a good thing. Many businesses—including...

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  • Does Your Team Know Who You Are as a Leader?

    Does Your Team Know Who You Are as a Leader?

    If you ask some people how they feel about their boss as a leader, they might say “It depends on what day it is.” Some leaders’ moods and behaviors are subject to things as random as their morning...

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  • Unleashing the Power and Potential of People in Turbulent Times

    Unleashing the Power and Potential of People in Turbulent Times

    Ken Blanchard discusses the challenges of finding new people and bringing them up to speed, helping existing employees adapt to new tasks and conditions, and retaining valuable talent.

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  • Giving Feedback to the Boss—and Receiving it Graciously

    Giving Feedback to the Boss—and Receiving it Graciously

    It's challenging to give feedback to your boss—even when you know it would helpful for them to hear what you have to say explains bestselling business author Ken Blanchard.

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  • Communicating Constructively in Challenging Times

    Communicating Constructively in Challenging Times

    Ken Blanchard discusses how a team with high conversational capacity can handle difficult issues, whereas a team with low conversational capacity can get derailed by minor differences of opinion.

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  • Amid Constant Change, 3 Fundamentals of Leadership Remain the Same

    Amid Constant Change, 3 Fundamentals of Leadership Remain the Same

    Bestselling business author Ken Blanchard shares three leadership fundamentals as people return to the work environment.

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  • Are You a Directive or a Supportive Leader?

    Are You a Directive or a Supportive Leader?

    I’m excited to announce that The Ken Blanchard Companies has just made available a free ebook that provides practical information and easy-to-use tools to increase your leadership effectiveness....

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  • 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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