Business Leadership Books
Ken Blanchard and his co-authors are considered some of the best-selling business leadership authors of our time. Worldwide, their books have combined sales of more than nineteen million copies in twenty-seven languages.
Explore the page below and learn about their latest book releases, books that support our core training programs, and timeless Blanchard best-sellers!
Latest Book Releases
Four Keys to Building Lasting Relationships
In today’s polarized society, building trust—and sustaining it—has never been more important or seemingly elusive. Trust Works! provides a common language and essential skills that can replace dissension with peaceful cooperation and help us all work together productively and in harmony.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Cynthia Olmstead, and Martha Lawrence
Great Leaders Grow
Becoming a Leader for Life
Whether you’re a CEO or an entry-level employee, this book will inspire you to reflect on your life and design your own long-term growth plan—a plan that can lead not only to continuing professional success but to personal fulfillment as well.
Authors: Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller
Lead With LUV
A Different Way to Create Real Success
As Southwest's President, Colleen Barrett proved that leading with love is the non-stop route to outstanding business performance. Now, in an inspiring conversation, Barrett and legendary leadership expert Ken Blanchard explain what love-based leadership really means...why there's nothing "soft" about it...and how you can start leading with love right now, wherever you are!
Authors: Ken Blanchard, and Colleen Barrett
Who Killed Change?
Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change.
Every day organizations around the world launch change initiatives—often big, expensive ones—designed to improve the status quo. Yet 50 to 70 percent of these change efforts fail. A few perish suddenly, but many die painful, protracted deaths that drain the organization's resources, energy and morale.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, John Britt, Judd Hoekstra,
and Pat Zigarmi
Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called "Don't Mark My Paper, Help Me Get An 'A'"
In the first book of Ken Blanchard's Leading at a Higher Level series, Blanchard and WD-40 President/CEO Garry Ridge reveal exactly how WD-40 is "Partnering for Performance" with every single employee—and achieving unprecedented levels of engagement and commitment.
Authors: Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge
Visit the book page now
Books Supporting Blanchard
Leading at a Higher Level is the definitive "Blanchard on Leadership," from the Founding Associates and Consulting Partners of The Ken Blanchard Companies. Inside you'll discover all that they have learned about world-class leadership over the past 25+ years—from a definitive discussion of the renowned Situational Leadership II techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and organizations, to learning how to dig deep within to discover your own personal "leadership point of view."
Authors: The Founding Associates and Consulting Partners of The Ken Blanchard Companies
Full Steam Ahead! is the inspirational story of two people who were able to create a vision for the place they worked and for their own lives.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, and Jesse Stoner
The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams explains how all groups move through four stages of development on their way to becoming a high performing team: Orientation, Dissatisfaction, Integration, and Production.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Don Carew, and Eunice Parisi-Carew
Leadership and the One Minute Manager provides an overview of Situational Leadership II, and why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; and how to consistently identify the correct leadership styles that enhance motivation on all levels.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Drea Zigarmi, and Pat Zigarmi
Coaching in Organizations: Best Coaching Practices from The Ken Blanchard Companies provides an in-depth examination of how organizations use the many forms of coaching. Based on more than 15 years of experience coaching in organizations, including 5 years working together at The Ken Blanchard Companies, the authors provide options for coaching; hands-on, practical ideas; and pitfalls to be aware of; as well as best practices.
Authors: Madeleine Homan, and Linda Miller
Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager reveals how power, freedom, and autonomy come from having the right mind-set and the skills needed to take personal responsibility for success.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler, and Laurence Hawkins
The One Minute Manager is The All-Time #1 Bestseller on Managing Your Work and Life. Millions of people around the world have benefited from reading and applying its practical management techniques to their jobs and lives. This concise method, written in story format, reveals three secrets to effective managing: One Minute Goals, One Minute Reprimands, and One Minute Praising.
The book also cites several medical and behavioral science studies that explain why these seemingly simple methods work so well with so many people. Leaders will learn how to relate the methods to their own lives and situations and enjoy the benefits of one-minute managing.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, PhD, and Spencer Johnson MD
Gung Ho! is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace
Authors: Ken Blanchard, and Sheldon Bowles
Raving Fans teaches how to define a service vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make stunning customer service a competitive advantage—not just another “flavor of the month” program.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, and Sheldon Bowles
Putting the One Minute Manager to Workturns the three secrets of The One Minute Manager into day-to-day skills and shows how they work in real-life situations.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, and Bob Lorber
Everyone's A Coach outlines five business secrets for high performance business coaching through the C.O.A.C.H model.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, and Don Shula
The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey is a humorous and highly effective way to learn how to start delegating business tasks.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, William Oncken Jr. and Hal Burrows
Empowerment Takes More Than A Minute describes how to build ownership and trust by using three keys to making empowerment work in any organization.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Alan Randolph, and John P. Carlos