Ken Blanchard on Connecting with Your Boss

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In a recent conversation with Ken Blanchard a viewer asked, “How do I respectfully encourage my boss to be a more servant leader?” Facebook Live) People with lousy bosses often ask about Leading… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Interview Servant-leadership Video Growth Leadership Development

A Servant Leader’s Heart and Habits by Ken Blanchard

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Leave a comment on this guest post by Ken Blanchard to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of Servant Leadership in Action: How You… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Servant-leadershipA book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available.

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The Value of Vision Series – Ken Blanchard

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Ken Blanchard. Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. Ken 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, CA. Guest Post Leadership Vision and Strategy Full Steam Ahead Ken Blanchard Value of Vision Series

Ken Blanchard and Chick-fil-A’s Mark Miller, on What It Takes to Grow as a Leader

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Ken Blanchard is the co-founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm. Improving Communications Personal Presence Team Building "Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life" Chick-fil-A Ken Blanchard leadership development Mark Miller

Fit At Last Chronicles Leadership Expert Blanchard's Weight Loss Journey

Eric Jacobson

The new book, Fit at Last - Look and Feel Better Once and for All , co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Tim Kearin traces business author Blanchard''s weight-loss journey with fitness expert Kearin, and how finally at the age of 73, Ken dropped over thirty pounds in the course of a single year. Ken Blanchard Question : Why is willpower so difficult for so many people?

Great Leaders Grow. Guest Post By Author Ken Blanchard

Eric Jacobson

On Monday, February 26, Ken Blanchard's and Mark Miller's book, Great Leaders Grow , hits the brick and mortar and online bookstores. In honor of the book release I welcome guest blogger Ken Blanchard. How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style By Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life Today, I'm going to give a short, one-question quiz.

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do

Lead Change Blog

When Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller collaborated on The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do , they created a story line based on simple insights that had the potential to make a major impact on those who read—and applied—the principles. Webinars The Secret Ken Blanchard Leadership Books Mark Miller Video Webinar

Refire! Don’t Retire

Lead Change Blog

No matter what viewpoint you have, Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz want to help you make a positive transition from where you are to where you’re going by showing you how to infuse passion and zest into every area of your life. Webinars Morton Shaevitz refirement Refire Don't Retire Ken Blanchard retirement Video WebinarWhen faced with the prospect of getting older, you can be optimistic, pessimistic, or realistic.

Collaboration Begins With You

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In their book Collaboration Begins with You , Ken Blanchard, Jane Ripley, and Eunice Parisi-Carew support the message that every person in the company is accountable for their own part in promoting collaboration, regardless of their level. Webinars Workplace Culture collaboration Eunice Parisi-Carew Ken Blanchard Video WebinarWhen leaders give up their perceptions of power and start focusing on the greater good, a culture of collaboration is born.

The Power of One Minute Goal Setting

Great Leadership By Dan

Read a guest post from management and leadership guru Ken Blanchard, author of the One Minute Manager over at About.com Management and Leadership: The Power of One Minute Goal Setting. goal setting goals ken blanchard one minute goal settingYou learned it in Leadership 101: goal setting is the most powerful motivational tool in a leader’s toolkit. But is your goal setting up-to-date?

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The New One Minute Manager

Kevin Eikenberry

By Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson In 1982, a book was published that helped create a category of business books. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development Ken Blanchard One Minute ManagerYes, there were business books before that, but The One Minute Manager helped make them cool, interesting, and worthy of discussion at dinner parties.

One-Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Ken Blanchard You'll also learn why developing effective communication and relationships across generations through mentoring can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike. Bestselling author, Ken Blanchard, Ph.D.

June 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

The Lead Change Group is grateful to Randy Conley of Leading With Trust and The Ken Blanchard Companies for hosting the June 2016 Leadership Development Carnival. Leadership Development Leadership Leading With Trust Randy Conley The Ken Blanchard CompaniesRandy says it best when he describes this month’s contributions as “a treasure trove of wisdom from many of the world’s premier leadership, management, and coaching thought leaders and practitioners.”

Servant Leadership: Each of Us Has an Opportunity to Serve

Joseph Lalonde

A Guest Article By Ken Blanchard Sometimes when I’m leading a session for a big group of managers, I’ll ask, “How many of you think of yourself as a leader?” This is a guest article by Ken Blanchard and originally appeared on the Ken Blanchard Companies Blog. Guest Posts book promotion Ken Blanchard servant leadership

Interview With Garry Ridge – CEO Of WD-40: Cultivating A Culture Of Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

He is also the co-author of Helping People Win At Work: A Business Philosophy Called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A ,’ with Ken Blanchard and a contributor in Servant Leadership In Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results , with Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell. Interviews Leadership author interview book interview Garry Ridge interview Ken Blanchard servant leadership serving WD-40Garry Ridge is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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Introducing The New One Minute Manager

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Today we congratulate Instigator Ken Blanchard and his co-author, Spencer Johnson, on the launch of their book, The New One Minute Manager. Books Ken Blanchard Leadership Management Spencer JohnsonIt is being released for sale today, May 5th. While our world has changed substantially since the original One Minute Manager was published in 1982, this book reminds us that common sense and simplicity still play vital roles in successfully managing people.

Highlighting Our August Sponsor: Launchbox365

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” Praised by respected leadership thinkers such as Ken Blanchard , Keith Ferrazzi , and Jeffrey Hayzlett , the book provides a step-by-step framework that teaches you how to bust through cross-generational issues to find your own relevance to truly understand, engage and maximize your millennial employees and customers. Resources Chasing Relevance Dan Negroni GenY Jeffrey Hayzlett Keith Ferrazzi Ken Blanchard Launchbox365 PokemonGo Webinar

The Servant Leader vs. the Human Ego

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Ken Blanchard: Most people who consider themselves servant leaders spend the majority of their time thinking about how to help their people get what they need to achieve their goals and live according to the organizational vision. About Ken Blanchard: Ken Blanchard is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and coauthor of more than 65 books, including the groundbreaking best seller The One Minute Manager®. ken blanchard servant leadership

Do an Ethics Check to Navigate the Gray Zone

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Leadership Personal Effectiveness Ethics Check Ethics in America Ken Blanchard Mike Wallace Norman Vincent Peale Peter JenningsIt’s easy to know what’s ethical when your choices are clear-cut. If you hit a parked car, should you leave your contact information for the owner? Should you use insider information to make a stock market trade? Should you lie on your expense report? But there’s a huge grey zone where the choices are not so […].

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The New One Minute Manager Cracks the List

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In 1981, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson published The One Minute Manager. Since then, Blanchard has published many variations on the subject. Karl's blog entries Dallas first friday book synopsis Ken Blanchard Randy Mayeux Spencer Johnson The New One Minute Manager The One Minute Manager Wall Street Journal William MorrowIt is one of the best-selling and most translated business books of all time.

The Biggest Leap You’ll Ever Make: From Team Member to First-Time Manager

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Author Interviews & Book Reviews Leadership First-time manager Ken BlanchardThe jump from the role of individual contributor to a first-time manager is one of the the most dramatic and most challenging leaps one can make. It requires a complete shift in how you see your role and in how you deliver results. And unfortunately, most people who are promoted into that role are ill-prepared. A common mistake organizations […].

Afraid? Stop Being So Selfish!

Modern Servant Leader

I was reminded of this when I recently heard Ken Blanchard say, “Fear and self-doubt is an ego problem. Servant Leadership Fear Ken Blanchard Self-Doubt One of the hardest lessons I ever learned was that I couldn’t lead what I needed. Because you are focusing on yourself.” ” As a leader, you should be prepared to face your fears and self-doubts then dismiss them for what they are: a self-serving view. As a servant leader, you are called to serve others.

Are Your Millennial Employees Turning You Into a Helicopter Manager?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership Carl Rogers Dan Schawbel Flying Without a Helicopter Helicopter boss Joanie Connell Jon Mertz Ken Blanchard Micromanager millennials Scott SavageHave you noticed that you’re supervising more closely, giving more direction, or spending more time with your millennial employees? It may be that in your efforts to support them, you are providing too much.

What To Ask At The End Of Every Project

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge , recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Garry Ridge Ken Blanchard Leadership Project Leadership Project ManagementJust a little more advice from the authors of, Helping People Win At Work.

One Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Ken Blanchard You'll also learn why developing effective communication and relationships across generations through mentoring can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike. Bestselling author, Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. Blanchard coauthored the legendary, The One Minute Manager. Claire Diaz-Oritiz "Many people avoid mentoring because they think it takes a lot of time," says Blanchard. "It

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobson

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. However, Blanchard and Broadwell group them within six parts : Fundamentals of Servant Leadership Elements of Servant Leadership Lessons in Servant Leadership Examples of Servant Leadership Putting Servant Leadership to Work Servant Leadership Turnarounds Get your pen or highlighter ready.

What Gives You Hope?

Mills Scofield

Because of Hope – Hope in what the human spirit is capable of achieving: A 14yr old kid building robots because she can ( Camille Beatty ); S aving babies and moms in Nepal ( Arlene Samen ); Building on the power of Houston’s urban core ( Angela Blanchard ); Rebuilding an Air Force in Afghanistan ( Col. Angela Blanchard BIF BIF10 Culture Education Hope Innovation Inspiration Leadership Liza Donnelly Matt Fritz Networking Strategy Vala Afshar Virtues-Values business model

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6 Ways Leaders Are Different

Great Leadership By Dan

The Secret , a book I co-authored with Ken Blanchard, outlines what we believe great leaders do -- the skills part of the picture. He is the author of The Secret of Teams and is the coauthor of The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do with Ken Blanchard. mark miller great leaders grow ken blanchard characteristics the secret leadership leaders

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobson

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. However, Blanchard and Broadwell group them within six parts : Fundamentals of Servant Leadership Elements of Servant Leadership Lessons in Servant Leadership Examples of Servant Leadership Putting Servant Leadership to Work Servant Leadership Turnarounds Get your pen or highlighter ready.

Six Questions To Ask After You've Completed A Project

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Garry Ridge Ken Blanchard Leadership Project ReviewsHere is some great advice from the authors of, Helping People Win At Work.

15 Surprising Ways to Expand Leadership

Leadership Freak

Ken Blanchard. Leadership expands when you learn and contracts when you know. “If If you stop learning, you might as well lie down and let them throw the dirt on you.” Humility learns. Arrogance… Continue reading → Leading

Are Your Creating Our Future, Your Own Future, or Just Trying to Survive?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

This summer I was fortunate to attend the 20 th Anniversary Celebration of Berrett-Koehler Publishers , the publisher of the book I co-authored with Ken Blanchard Full Steam Ahead! Some of the most respected thought-leaders in the field of leadership and social change shared their vision for the future – Ken Blanchard, Margaret Wheatley, Peter Block, BJ Gallagher, Richard Leider, John Perkins, and Brian Tracey to name a few.

One Minute to Make a Difference

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Leave a comment on this post to become eligible for one of twenty free copies of, “The New One Minute Manager,” by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. Big egos move slowly. They worry… Continue reading → Leading Managing Success

Catch People Doing Something Right

Nathan Magnuson

Here’s the method Ken Blanchard recommends in his book Whale Done! Culture Influence Inspiration Personal Effectiveness behavior collaboration fun Ken Blanchard perspective positivity Whale Done Several years ago I needed to perform a complicated banking transaction on a certain day but wasn’t going to be able to arrive during lobby hours. Having worked as a bank teller back in the day, I knew it would probably prove an impossible request.

Mentoring Tips From The Book, One Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Ken Blanchard You'll also learn why developing effective communication and relationships across generations through mentoring can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike. Bestselling author, Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. Blanchard coauthored the legendary, The One Minute Manager. Claire Diaz-Oritiz "Many people avoid mentoring because they think it takes a lot of time," says Blanchard. "It

Mark Miller on “the leadership game”: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

In his own words… I began writing over decade ago when I was fortunate to team up with Ken Blanchard on my first book, The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do. Since then I’ve co-authored a second book with Ken, Great Leaders Grow. Since then, I’ve released The Secret of Teams, The Heart of… Read More Mark Miller on “the leadership game”: An interview by Bob Morris.

Work Is Meaningful When.

Eric Jacobson

There are so many good things to learn in the book, Helping People Win At Work , by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Garry Ridge Ken Blanchard Leadership Leadership Books Meaningful WorkAmong those is the section about how to define meaningful work. Their definition consists of these seven attributes. Work is meaningful when it : It is conducted in a manner that is "good and proper" in all respects.

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Eric Jacobson

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. However, Blanchard and Broadwell group them within six parts : Fundamentals of Servant Leadership Elements of Servant Leadership Lessons in Servant Leadership Examples of Servant Leadership Putting Servant Leadership to Work Servant Leadership Turnarounds Get your pen or highlighter ready.

Go For the Gold! 8 Tips to Create The Future You Desire

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

In our book Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision , Ken Blanchard and I say “Vision is knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will guide your journey.” Vision and Strategy Desired future Full Steam Ahead Jesse Lyn Stoner Ken Blanchard Positive thinking can do wonders for your attitude. But it’s not enough to get you where you want to go. Instead of thinking positively about being great, imagine what great looks like.

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10 Must-Ask Questions For Business Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Garry Ridge Ken Blanchard Leadership Leadership Books

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The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do

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Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller clarify, “The Secret,” of leadership in… Continue reading → Leading Confusion is common. Confusion is the gift of those who think they know but don’t. Wisdom seeks clarity; evaluated experience delivers it.

What To Do After Reprimanding An Employee

Eric Jacobson

"A reprimand should end with a reaffirmation of the person's past performance," explains authors Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge in their book, Helping People Win At Work. Reprimanding Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Ken BlanchardThey provide this example: "The reason I'm upset is because this is so unlike you. You're one of my best employees, and you usually get your reports in on time." "The

Cracking the Mystery of Self-Leadership

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Ken Blanchard says, “You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself.” All the ugly stereotypes of bad leadership are expressions of lousy self-leadership. Painful clarity: Self-leadership felt confusing to me until I… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Leadership Development