Ken Blanchard
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Ken Blanchard

Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management.

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder 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, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees.

Ken 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. Ken also received The Thought Leadership Award for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA--The Association of Learning Providers. Ken has been inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time. The business school at Grand Canyon University bears his name. In addition, Ken teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego.

Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, Ken received a master's degree from Colgate University, and a bachelor's and PhD from Cornell University. An avid golfer, Ken belongs to the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.

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    • By: Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By meeee on 07-12-15

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    • Servant Leadership in Action

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    • By: Ken Blanchard, Renee Broadwell
    • Narrated by: Natalie Hoyt, Jeff Hoyt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • By Anonymous User on 08-14-18

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    • By: Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • By Xavier Foley on 01-01-18

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    • Gung Ho!

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    • Narrated by: Agnes Hermann
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By steve on 04-17-15

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    • By: Ken Blanchard
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • By Jean Underfer-Babalis on 10-07-15

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    • Leading at a Higher Level

    • By: Ken Blanchard
    • Narrated by: Stow Lovejoy
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    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By THoward on 11-15-07

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    • Lead with Luv

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    • By: Ken Blanchard, Colleen Barrett
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    • By Capt. Abiy on 07-01-18

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    • Lead Like Jesus

    • By: Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, Rick Warren
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    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    • By Barbie on 09-01-13

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    • The Secret

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    • By: Ken Blanchard, Mark Miller
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • To Serve Is The Best Form of Leadership

    • By James on 09-17-13

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    • Narrated by: Don Hagen, Rose Itzcovitz
    • Length: 38 mins
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