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Ken Blanchard Speaks on Leading at a Higher Level (Video)

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Leading in a higher level according to Dr. Ken Blanchard means helping people accomplish worthwhile goals while taking into consideration the needs and concerns of all involved. He added that making money is not a worthwhile goal but a by-product of doing good things

Dr Ken Blanchard also discusses the three things we need to do as leaders on though economic times. He is a leading authority on the topic of leadership and he shares his insights on the video below during delivered during his keynote address on the first day of the Drucker Centennial Week Celebration, Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the co-founder 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. Ken is an American author and management expert. His book The One Minute Manager (co-authored with Spencer Johnson) has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages. 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. Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies.

Ken Blanchard Quotes

Leadership is not something you do to people. It’s something you do with people.Ken Blanchard

As a manager the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there.Ken Blanchard

There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.Ken Blanchard

In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people… they no longer can lead solely based on positional power. Ken Blanchard

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Ken Blanchard

The most important habit is solitude, quiet time. People who enter their day by taking 45 minutes or an hour for themselves—meditation, prayer, inspirational reading, taking a walk—before they go for it in the real world do best. Research shows that those who take care of themselves first are better listeners and can be with others in a more constructive way.Ken Blanchard

People who produce good results feel good about themselvesKen Blanchard

For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.Ken Blanchard

The first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don’t mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.Ken Blanchard

Too many leaders act as if the sheep… their people… are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.Ken Blanchard

Marriage is like signing a 356-page contract without knowing what’s in it.Ken Blanchard

Spouses often point out each other’s deficiencies. Instead, we should be each other’s motivator. My husband touches my spirit, and I try my best to motivate him, too.Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard Books and Resources

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