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Ken Blanchard is chairman of Blanchard Training and Development, Inc., an international consulting and training company in the areas of empowerment, leadership, teamwork, performance management, customer service, quality management, ethics, and visioning.
He is the author or coauthor of 12 books, including Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute, The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Everyone's a Coach.
He is a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, where he also serves as Trustee Emeritus. Blanchard has been widely recognized for his outstanding contributions to the world of management and development.
In 1991, the National Speakers Association awarded him the Council of Peers Award of Excellence. The 1992 Golden Gavel Award was given to Blanchard by Toastmasters International. Also in 1992, he was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Executive Excellence newsletter.
Quotes by Ken Blanchard ...
"Servant leadership propels organizational success." -- Ken Blanchard
"Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle." -- Ken Blanchard
"I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works." -- Ken Blanchard
"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority." -- Ken Blanchard
"People who produce good results feel good about themselves." -- Ken Blanchard
Video - Ken Blanchard Presentation
Watch Ken Blanchard discuss the ins and outs of deciding whether or not to make the move from frontline employee to management, and determining whether that aligns with your passion or not.