Ken Blanchard is a global business consultant and sought-after author and speaker. He is characterized by friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most powerful and insightful individuals in business today. Ken’s awards and honors for his contributions in the field of management and leadership include the Council of Peers Award of Excellence from the National Speakers Association and the Toastmaster International’s Golden Gavel Award. He has been a guest on numerous national television programs, including Good Morning America and the Today Show, and has been featured in many popular publications such as Time and People.

His best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, co-authored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 25 languages.

Get inspired and motivated today with 10 of the most popular Ken Blanchard quotes below.

1. "None of us is as smart as all of us."

2. "Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

3. "There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses - only results."

4. "The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."

5. "Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle."

6. "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."

7. "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."

8. "People who produce good results feel good about themselves."

9. "If you don't blow your own horn, someone else will use it as a spittoon."

10. "I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works."

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Here's to an inspired day and an inspired life!

Author's Bio: 

Ken earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he is a visiting lecturer and trustee emeritus of the board of trustees. He earned his master’s degree from Colgate University. Ken is Co-Chairman and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, which energizes organizations around the world with customized training and bottom-line business strategies. Situational Leadership® II, codeveloped by Ken, is the company’s core management training program and is among the world’s most practical, effective, and widely used leadership programs on the market today.

The quickest way to get started with Ken Blanchard is to read The One Minute Manager, a #1 national best-selling phenomenon. It is an easily read story that demonstrates three practical management techniques for improving management effectiveness and employee productivity. The book is short, the language is simple, and the system works. The story, which demonstrates practical management techniques, is about a young man in search of world-class management skills.

The One Minute Manager is valuable for both employees and employers. Employees look to their bosses for praise and for the message that their work is meaningful. Bosses are concerned with performance, the work process, or any number of issues that stem from leading a team. This book helps guide everyone through the critical process of communicating objectives.

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