Co-Founder and Chief Spiritual Officer

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 respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world.

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. 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 13 million copies and remains on bestseller lists today. In the past three decades he has authored or coauthored 60 books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works—including Raving Fans, The Secret, and Leading at a Higher Level, to name just a few—have been translated into more than 42 languages. In 2005 Ken was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

Dr. Ken Blanchard 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, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker, author and consultant, Ken is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Cornell University, and 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 has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership, and speaking.

Inc. 100 Great Leadership Speakers leadership training award | Ken Blanchard
100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Event
NSA Council of Peers Award of Excellence for leadership and manager training | Ken Blanchard
Council of Peers Award of Excellence
Management Training HRD Hall of Fame award | Ken Blanchard
HRD Hall of Fame
Toastmaster Golden Gavel Award for Leadership and Management Training | Ken Blanchard
Golden Gavel Award
Executive Leadership ISA Thought Leadership Award | Ken Blanchard
Thought Leadership Award


Ken Blanchard –
Still Making History
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TEDx San Diego
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Leadership Point of View


Leadership Training and The New One Minute Manager book | Ken Blanchard
Excellent customer service management program book | Ken Blanchard
Trust in the Workplace book | Ken Blanchard
Gung Ho Book | Ken Blanchard
Self Leadership book | Ken Blanchard
Whale Done Book | Ken Blanchard
Self leadership and organizational management at a higher level | Ken Blanchard
One Minute Manager training book | Ken Blanchard
for a full selection of Ken’s books.