Say It Skillfully® – Ken Blanchard finds the pearls of goodness
April 13, 2021
Hosted by Molly Tschang
Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. In Episode 75, master storyteller and one of the most influential leaders on the day-to-day management of people and companies, Ken Blanchard joins Molly for inside look into what’s most shape him and his success. He chronicles his parents’ profound impact and not exactly planful academic and career paths! Being the 7th grade “compromise candidate” for president started his leadership training, his Dad noting: “Don’t ever use your position—leaders are great because people trust and respect them, not because they have power.” From his Mother, “don’t you act like you’re better than anybody else, and don’t let anyone act like they’re better than you. There’s a pearl of goodness in every human being–dig for it and you’ll find it.” Being a dormitory counselor at Cornell had Ken wanting to be a dean of students, so he earned masters and doctorate degrees (by the way, he was told “you can’t write!”). A magnificent personal and professional partnership with wife Margie led to a family enterprise with humility, humor and love as constants. Hear how The One Minute Manager came to be, opening his eyes to servant leadership and a lifetime of joyful collaboration with authors. Co-founder of the Lead like Jesus ministry—teaching people about servant leadership worldwide—Ken shares how servant leadership is especially vital now, and how this was demonstrated in his own firm so that they could navigate challenging Covid times. Gems galore! The most important thing about leadership is what people do when you’re not around. Keep your head up and listen. Worst thing that can happen is you learn… Ken inspires us to be the best version of ourselves. Tune in and learn how to navigate life while being invaluable and true to yourself. Thought for the week from Ken: None of us is as smart as all of us. Learn more at: www.kenblanchard.com www.kenblanchardbooks.com
Say It Skillfully®
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you benefit from Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.
Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.
Say It Skillfully® every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Molly Tschang helps her clients' organizations gain the skills to Win As One, which most other companies never even try to do. She starts at the top, guiding management to commit to each other’s success and lead as one cohesive unit.
Molly is Founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior leaders cultivate the collaborative capacity to elevate individual, team and organizational performance resulting in accelerated sustained, profitable growth. She created and hosts the “Say It Skillfully®” video series on LinkedIn, making it easier for all members of an organization to say what needs to be said in a constructive and productive manner.
Prior to launching Abella, Molly held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA. In 2017, Molly was selected from among 12,000 applicants to be a protégé of Marshall Goldsmith through his 100 Coaches initiative. In her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga and cooking with family and friends.