About Ken Blanchard

About Ken Blanchard

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Dr. Ken Blanchard is a noted author, a prominent speaker and a highly sought-after business consultant. He currently serves as the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international training and consulting firm he co-founded with his wife, Dr. Margie Blanchard, in 1979 in San Diego, California. Ken Blanchard has authored or co-authored almost forty books, including the best-seller The One Minute Manager, which has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into more than 37 languages. His most recent book is Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performance Teams. Ken has also earned numerous awards for his contributions in leadership, management and speaking.

Ken Blanchard earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Cornell University, and his master's from Colgate University.  

Ken Blanchard's Honors and Awards

  • Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws (DLL) from Concordia University, Irvine, California
  • Named as one of Amazon.com's top 25 bestselling authors of all time
  • Co-recipient of Entrepreneurship of the Year Award at Cornell University
  • Awarded Council of Peers Awards of Excellence by National Speakers Association
  • Inducted into Human Resource Development Hall of Fame
  • Received Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International
  • Awarded the Thought Leadership Award by The Association of Learning Providers

Most Popular Books Ken Blanchard Authored or Co-authored

  • Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations
  • The One Minute Manager
  • Gung Ho!: Turn On the People In Any Organization
  • Know Can Do!, How to Put Your Know-How into Action
  • Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time
  • The Power of Ethical Management
  • Raving Fans!: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service
  • The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do
  • Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships