Ken Blanchard

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of Blanchard®, an international management training and consulting firm. Ken is the coauthor of The One Minute Manager, as well as 65 other books with combined sales totaling more than 21 million copies.

  • Three Essential Leadership Principles

    Three Essential Leadership Principles

    Partnership, praising, and love: Practice these three principles as you lead people day by day says leadership expert Ken Blanchard.

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  • 3 Skills To Develop As A Servant Leader

    3 Skills To Develop As A Servant Leader

    Leadership isn’t something you do to people; it’s something you do with people says Ken Blanchard.

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  • To Survive and Thrive, Engage Everyone in Innovation

    To Survive and Thrive, Engage Everyone in Innovation

    Create a culture of innovation by encouraging, training, rewarding, and extending grace to your people as they dare to make things better says Ken Blanchard.

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  • Leaders: Who Do You Think You Are?

    Leaders: Who Do You Think You Are?

    Identifying and sharing your leadership point of view is a process of discovery. The work can be challenging but it will lead to deeper, more productive relationships between you and those you lead.

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  • 3 Steps to Achieving Your 2024 Goals

    3 Steps to Achieving Your 2024 Goals

    Entire books have been written on the science of goal achievement—but it doesn’t have to be that complicated says Ken Blanchard.

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  • Don’t Hesitate to Innovate!

    Don’t Hesitate to Innovate!

    Take a look at the work you’re doing today. What products, processes, or systems might benefit from a fresh approach?

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  • 3 Conversations Leaders Need to Master to Keep People Engaged

    3 Conversations Leaders Need to Master to Keep People Engaged

    When leaders create an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, included, and valued, the organization improves its ability to keep their best people says Ken Blanchard.

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  • 3 Pitfalls Along the Journey to Change and How to Avoid Them

    3 Pitfalls Along the Journey to Change and How to Avoid Them

    Like leadership, change is something you do with people, not to people, says Ken Blanchard.

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  • 4 Tips for Maintaining a High Level of Personal Effectiveness

    4 Tips for Maintaining a High Level of Personal Effectiveness

    Personal effectiveness can apply to every part of life—on the job, at home with family, and visiting with friends says leadership expert Ken Blanchard.

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  • 3 Rules for Successful Senior Leadership Teams

    3 Rules for Successful Senior Leadership Teams

    While senior leadership teams are like regular teams in several ways, they face challenges that ordinary teams do not says Ken Blanchard.

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  • Developing the Mindset and Skill Set of a Great Leader

    Developing the Mindset and Skill Set of a Great Leader

    When you realize it's about we, not me, you can be part of the team says best-selling business author Ken Blanchard.

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  • 3 Heart-Centered Principles of Leadership

    3 Heart-Centered Principles of Leadership

    The best leaders get their egos out of the way and become servant leaders who treat people with love and respect says leadership expert Ken Blanchard.

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  • Celebrating the Amazing Women Who Helped Build Our Company

    Celebrating the Amazing Women Who Helped Build Our Company

    Women have always been integral to Blanchard’s success. Three of the eight founding associates of The Ken Blanchard Companies are brilliant women: Margie Blanchard, Pat Zigarmi, and Eunice Parisi-Care

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  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day—Share Some Appreciation for a Friend or Coworker

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day—Share Some Appreciation for a Friend or Coworker

    Ken Blanchard shares some Valentine's Day ways to show people you care!

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  • How to Work with Anybody

    How to Work with Anybody

    Better knowledge of ourselves and others can turn a potential personality clash into a powerful alliance says Ken Blanchard.

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  • Effective Listening—An Essential Skill for Today’s Leaders

    Effective Listening—An Essential Skill for Today’s Leaders

    If you are a leader at any level, you owe it to your organization, yourself, and especially your team members to learn, practice, and master the skill of effective listening says Ken Blanchard.

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  • Gratitude in the Workplace

    Gratitude in the Workplace

    The holiday season is a great time to let your colleagues, direct reports, or boss know that you are grateful for them says Ken Blanchard.

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  • Becoming an Inclusive Leader

    Becoming an Inclusive Leader

    Leadership isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Take the time to know your people as individuals says best-selling author Ken Blanchard

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  • 3 Ways to Help People Decide to Stay, Not Stray

    3 Ways to Help People Decide to Stay, Not Stray

    Create trusting relationships with your people by being responsive to their needs and giving them the direction and support they need to develop says leadership expert Ken Blanchard.

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  • It’s a Challenging Time to Be a Manager

    It’s a Challenging Time to Be a Manager

    Ken Blanchard shares a key takeaway from a new survey with 800 managers asking about the top challenges they face in today’s workplace.

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