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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    • The New One Minute Manager

    • By: Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452
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    A revised edition of the timeless business classic - updated to help today's listeners succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very useful perspective.

    • By meeee on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Servant Leadership in Action

    • How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
    • By: Ken Blanchard, Renee Broadwell
    • Narrated by: Natalie Hoyt, Jeff Hoyt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Anonymous User on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager Revised Edition

    • Gain the Mindset and Skillset for Getting What You Need to Suceed
    • By: Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Ken Blanchard and coauthors Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins show listeners how to apply the world-renowned Situational Leadership II method to their own development....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be an asset to your company, not a liability.

    • By Xavier Foley on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Lead Like Jesus

    • By: Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, Rick Warren
    • Narrated by: Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, Rick Warren
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    In this exclusive audiobook, three of today's top experts in Christian leadership share insights from the life of Jesus....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is a lecture not a book

    • By Barbie on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Gung Ho!

    • Turn On the People in Any Organization
    • By: Sheldon Bowles, Ken Blanchard
    • Narrated by: Agnes Hermann
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait to put into practice

    • By steve on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Secret

    • What Great Leaders Know and Do
    • By: Ken Blanchard, Mark Miller
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
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    At one time or another, everyone in a position of authority, whether in a multi-national corporation or a local volunteer group, wonders what the key to great leadership is....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To Serve Is The Best Form of Leadership

    • By James on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Leading at a Higher Level

    • By: Ken Blanchard
    • Narrated by: Stow Lovejoy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
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    In Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard and his colleagues have brought together everything they've learned about world-class leadership....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, good audio, a new perspective

    • By THoward on 11-15-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Whale Done!

    • The Power of Positive Relationships
    • By: Ken Blanchard
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    What do employees and coworkers have in common with a five-ton killer whale? A whole lot more than you think....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless

    • By Jean Underfer-Babalis on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Lead with Luv

    • A Different Way to Create Real Success
    • By: Ken Blanchard, Colleen Barrett
    • Narrated by: Herb Kelleher (foreward), Colleen Barrett, Ken Blanchard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    For decades, Southwest has been the airline industry's shining performer: the company of choice for travelers, employers, and investors alike....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best interview

    • By Capt. Abiy on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Helping People Win at Work

    • By: Ken Blanchard, Garry Ridge
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Ken Blanchard and WD-40 Company leader Garry Ridge reveal how WD-40 has used Blanchard's techniques of Partnering for Performance with every employee....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great new theory on performance review

    • By Woodie on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $17.95

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