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Ken Blanchard: A Leader on the subject of Leadership

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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.

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.

When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. He is able to speak to an audience and communicate with each person as if they were alone and talking one-on-one. Ken is a sophisticated storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.

Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to Raving Fans®, Gung Ho!®, and Whale Done!, Ken’s impact as a writer is far reaching. His books have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages. Leading at a Higher Level, published in 2006, Know Can Do!, published in 2007, and The One Minute Entrepreneur®, published in 2008, have been received with much critical acclaim.

The greatest thing about Ken’s publications and philosophies is that they are so practically applicable. Any manager of any level can use Ken’s theories and philosophies in leading their teams, motivating individuals, leading oneself to be on time and set an example (The hardest thing to do) managing ones work and personal life etc.

Here is a list of Kens publications, I will periodically review and summarize these books (One minute manager already summarized in previous post)

1.      The One Minute Entrepreneur® (with Don Hutson and Ethan Willis), 2008
2.      The Forth Secret of the One Minute Manager (with Margret McBride), 2008
3.      Management of Organizational Behavior (with Paul Hersey and Dewey E. Johnson), 9th Edition, 2007
4.      Know Can Do! (with Paul J. Meyer and Dick Ruhe), 2007
5.      The Mulligan (with Wally Armstrong), 2007
6.      Leading at a Higher Level (with Blanchard Founding Associates and Consulting Partners), 2006
7.      The Simple Truths of Service (with Barbara Glanz), 2005
8.      Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager® (with Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins), 2005
9.      Go Team! (with Alan Randolph and Peter Grazier), 2005
10.   Customer Mania! ® (with Jim Ballard and Fred Finch), 2004
11.    The On-Time, On-Target Manager (with Steve Gottry), 2004
12.    The Secret (with Mark Miller), 2004
13.    It Takes Less Than One Minute to Suit Up For the Lord, 2004
14.    Leadership Smarts, 2004
15.    The Leader Within (with Drea Zigarmi, Michael O’Connor, and Carl Edeburn), 2004
16.    Full Steam Ahead! (with Jesse Stoner), 2003
17.    The Leadership Pill® (with Marc Muchnick), 2003
18.    The Servant Leader (with Phil Hodges), 2003
19.    The Generosity Factor® (with S. Truett Cathy), 2002
20.    Whale Done! ® (with Thad Lacinak, Chuck Tompkins, and Jim Ballard), 2002
21.    Zap the Gaps! (with Dana Robinson and Jim Robinson), 2002
22.    High Five! (with Sheldon Bowles, Don Carew, and Eunice Parisi-Carew), 2001
23.    The Little Book of Coaching (with Don Shula), 2001
24.    Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute (with John P. Carlos and Alan Randolph), 2nd Edition, 2001
25.    Big Bucks! (with Sheldon Bowles), 2000
26.    The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams (with Don Carew and Eunice Parisi-Carew), 2nd Edition, 2000
27.    The Heart of a Leader, 1999
28.    Leadership by the Book (with Bill Hybels and Phil Hodges), 1999
29.    The One Minute Golfer, 1999
30.    The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life (with D.W. Edington and Marjorie Blanchard), 1999
31.    The 3 Keys to Empowerment (with John P. Carlos and Alan Randolph), 1999
32.    Gung Ho!® (with Sheldon Bowles), 1998
33.    Managing by Values® (with Michael O’Connor), 1997
34.    Mission Possible (with Terry Waghorn), 1997
35.    Everyone’s a Coach (with Don Shula), 1995
36.    Raving Fans® (with Sheldon Bowles), 1993
37.    The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey (with William Oncken, Jr. and Hal Burrows), 1989
38.    The Power of Ethical Management (with Norman Vincent Peale), 1988
39.    Organizational Change Through Effective Leadership (with Robert H. Guest and Paul Hersey) 2nd edition, 1986
40.    Leadership and the One Minute Manager (with Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi), 1985
41.     Putting the One Minute Manager to Work (with Robert Lorber), 1984
42.     The One Minute Manager® (with Spencer Johnson), 1982

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Written by Talal Cassim

March 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

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