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 bestselling books. Universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most influential and compassionate leadership experts in the world, Ken 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 Ken Blanchard.
When Ken 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. Ken is a sophisticated storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.
Ken’s impact as an author is far reaching. His iconic 1982 classic, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 15 million copies. Updated in 2015 as The New One Minute Manager®, the book remains on bestseller lists today. In all, he has coauthored more than 65 books—including Raving Fans, The Secret, Servant Leadership in Action, and Leading at a Higher Level, to name just a few—whose combined sales total more than 23 million copies in 47 languages. In 2005, Ken was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.
Ken is cofounder with his wife, Margie, of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a globally recognized leadership training and consulting firm in San Diego, California. He also cofounded Lead Like Jesus, a worldwide organization committed to helping people become servant leaders.
Ken has received numerous 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 he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. Ken was also awarded the Thought Leadership Award from ISA–the Association of Learning Providers.
In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken is trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Cornell University. He also 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 his master’s degree from Colgate University and his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from Cornell University.
Ken Blanchard is one of the most influential leadership and management gurus of all time. He has published over 60 books and is the 3rd. best selling business author of all time. He is natural coach and has been sought out for his coaching for over 40 years.
Madeleine is on the Board of Directors of The Ken Blanchard Companies and is a co-founder of Blanchard Coaching Services. She is a co-creator of the first ever Coaching Management System, Blanchard’s proprietary software designed to help deliver coaching on a large scale in organizations.
In this session, coaches will have an opportunity to ask Ken and Madeleine questions about their experience and success in the training and development business, empowering the coaches to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained from the session with their clients.
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