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About the Author
Ken Blanchard is a speaker, consultant, and author known for his groundbreaking work on leadership.
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 best-selling books. Ken is respected for his lifetime of research and thought leadership. In fact, few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard.
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. 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 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's in executive leadership program at the University of San Diego.
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.
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.