Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management. 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. Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, Ken’s impact as a writer has been far reaching. With more than 20 million books sold in 27 countries, he was named as one of Amazon’s bestselling authors of all time. In addition to being a renowned author, speaker and consultant, Ken teaches in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego, and the College of Business at Grand Canyon University bears his name. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence,” and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International.