Ken BlanchardTonight I am attending a dinner hosted my alma mater, Oklahoma Christian University. Dr. Ken Blanchard, consultant, speaker, trainer, and author, will be the keynote speaker of the evening. Ken has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership and speaking. He is most noted for his contributions to the best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, which he coauthored with Spencer Johnson. The book has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists today. I will follow up on my experience meeting Dr. Blanchard, and tell how my love for marketing led to his guest appearance at tonight’s dinner. Here are some great quotes that might give you a brief look into the mind of Ken Blanchard.

  • Don’t Quack like a duck…soar like an eagle.
  • 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.
  • 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.