Legendary Management and Leadership Expert and Author of over 50 Books
Ken Blanchard Speaking Video:
Ken Blanchard Topics:
- Change: Managing/Leading It
- Corporate Culture
- Human Resource Issues
Ken Blanchard Biography:
With a passion to turn every leader into a servant leader, Ken Blanchard shares his insightful and powerful message with audiences around the world through speeches, consulting services, and best-selling books. Universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most influential and compassionate leadership experts in the world, Blanchard is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership. In fact, few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Blanchard.
When Blanchard speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. No matter how large the audience, he is able to communicate with each person as if the two of them were alone and talking one on one. Blanchard is a sophisticated storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.
Blanchard is the co-founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Blanchard is a trustee emeritus of the board of trustees at his alma mater, Cornell University, and he also teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego.
Blanchard’s impact as an author is far reaching. His iconic 1982 classic, The One Minute Manager®, co-authored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best seller lists today. In the past three decades, he has authored or co-authored 60 books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works—including Raving Fans, The Secret, and Leading at a Higher Level, to name just a few—have been translated into more than 42 languages. In 2005, Blanchard was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time.
Blanchard has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership and speaking. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence”. He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he received the golden “Gavel Award” from Toastmasters International. Blanchard also received the “Thought Leadership Award” for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA, The Association of Learning Providers.
Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, Blanchard received his master’s degree from Colgate University and his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from Cornell University.
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