Client Testimonials

Combined work in small teams encouraged dialogue with one another and added to the fun factor in the training. All things considered, it was an efficient and mainly encouraging event for all, and its success has been reflected in the considerably increased ‘we-spirit’ we wanted.
—Sylvia Peukert, Aral (Germany)
Head of Department Customer Service
The information that has come out of the lessons and the debrief sessions has been revolutionizing how we work together.
—Asset Marketing Systems
Situational Self Leadership has been a tremendous help in terms of improving quality from an overall results standpoint.
—Dennis Fox, Bandag
Plant Manager
The organization has helped me develop as a person and as an associate. I feel like I have a leader who listens and cares about me personally and professionally.
—Banking Organization Employee
Our team has really benefitted not from just the training, but from the attention and time put towards enhancing leadership skills.
—Darnetta Clinkscale, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Department Director
Ken Blanchard is definitely the thought leader in business leadership skills.
—David Griffen, BearingPoint
Director of Learning and Development
It is powerful to see managers commit to their employees that they will use different leadership styles—and to see the employees commit to diagnosing themselves and asking for the leadership they need.
—Beth Kelly Leonard, Biogen Idec
Training Specialist
I learned as much about my own motivation as I did about the motivation of those I lead.
—What participants are saying
Blanchard truly understood our needs and met our criteria. In addition, the skill and expertise of their consulting partners and trainers was exceptional and effective. And their methodologies were a practical fit for our culture and people.
—Burcu Akar Kuyuku, Borusan Holding
Human Resources Manager and Lean Six Sigma Deployment Champion
I have an MBA and I have never been exposed to this. How do we get everyone in the company to be involved?
—Canyon Technical Services
We've trained more than 1,000 managers in SLII over the last 15 years. It's a 'must-do' for our managers - a compulsory course on our training management curriculum.
—Philippe Baurant, Caterpillar (Belgium)
HR Specialist
I’ve seen a lot of leadership models, and I find Situational Leadership® II to be the most practical and useful tool that builds truly good leaders.
—Bob Cole, CertainTeed Corporation
Human Resources Director
I gained confidence and used my new knowledge to approach my manager about having a different type of meeting to bring my own agenda items. My manager was extremely open-minded and appreciated my initiative. It has changed the whole dynamic of our meetings and strengthened my relationship with her significantly.
—Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
If you look at the objectives of Situational Leadership® II, it hit the mark for everything that we were looking for.
—Melanie Cadenhead, Cox Communications
Cox Director of Leadership Development
The need to protect the world's citizens has rapidly changed. The SLII leadership development program matches that demand.
—Tony Anderman, Washington State Criminal Justice Dept.
Leadership and Development Trainer for the Washington State Criminal Justice Dept.
The programs got us all on the same page in regard to speaking the same leadership language. Our people are learning to lead themselves and others. We know how to diagnose each other's development levels and how to appropriately set goals. It's rewarding to see people tap into their sources of power and ask for what they need in terms of leadership style and approach.
—Cheryl Moreno, Express Employment Professionals
Director of Leadership Development
This Blanchard training has been extremely valuable. I want to pass it along to others. It provides the skills needed to have an impact in the workforce and turns values into behaviors and performance.
—Foodstuffs Auckland Limited Employee
We knew that true leadership will get us through good times and bad. And, we knew that we had few real leaders.
—Marty Jakosa, Foster Farms
Manager of Organizational Development and HR Manager for Foster Farm's North Complex
Our organisational culture is fantastic—we just needed to enhance what we already had. I planned to do that by developing a training programme internally, but then I saw the Situational Leadership® II package. I realized that we couldn’t develop anything as credible and effective as SLII and instead had GAME’s trainers accredited through Blanchard’s Training for Trainers process.
—Malcolm Knight, GAME (UK)
Head of HR
SSL is a good accountability model and gets people to be responsible.
—Gayle Renneke, Genentech
Director of Learning and Development, Human Resources
Our store managers have tons to juggle, and SLII has been an important tool in helping our leaders understand and meet their people’s needs.
—Home Improvement Retailer Spokesperson
The bottom line is, we are becoming more effective in all facets of all our business and we can now see a time when we are all 'walking the talk, not just talking it.'
—Tim Smith, Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon
National Operations Manager
The journey from Situational Leadership® II was personally a journey from independence to team interdependence. Situational Leadership® II has opened up a different way of thinking for me.
—Employee, MTN
Training Participant
SLII had all the components we were looking for and needed. It provided a process, a language, and the tools and applications that we needed to develop our supervisors to their full potential.
—Pat Hill, NISC
Chief Learning Officer
The Optimal Motivation program helps everyone on the team to shift from a 'carrot and stick' approach to a holistic strategy that engages and aligns the head, the heart, and the hands. Leaders can shift their own thinking so that they themselves can experience the benefits of Optimal Motivation and to help their teams toward even higher levels of performance and job satisfaction.
—Mike Easley, Powder River Energy Corporation
CEO, Powder River Energy Corporation
Now our managers take care of the day-to-day running of the business and I have more time to think about the future and more time for myself and my family!
—Managing Director, Revoil Aveeii
Board of Revoil
Blanchard assisted us in creating the most powerful, interactive adult training session that anyone could imagine. They were instrumental in helping to connect our management team and our contracted services partners in order to cement everyone’s commitment to creating a memorable customer experience.
— Richard Andersen, San Diego Padres
EVP and Managing Director
What Blanchard offered wasn't a cookie cutter approach. They worked with us to tailor their content and curriculum to the needs of our business and our corporate culture. The program provides individuals with multiple ways to obtain feedback from colleagues, leaders, and coaches so they can build it into their professional development plan.
—Kevin Kelley, SAP
Senior Consultant for Global Talent, Learning and Organizational Development
SLII has proven to be a good instrument. People tend to use one leadership style and the model was a real eye-opener for them. Now we understand each other much better.
—Marga de Bruyn, SCA Personal Care
HR Consultant
Blanchard was key in designing and delivering a program that allowed us to sustain the support of top management. The people at Blanchard are stellar. They partnered with us at every phase in this process and were as passionate about our success as we were.
—John Benson, Skanska
Corporate Director of Human Resources Leadership and Management Development
Training has been delivered almost exclusively in the language of the country concerned, with only one group using English—a group including managers from the UK, Germany, and Estonia. It may be easier to use in some countries than others, but I do believe SLII would work anywhere in the world.
—Gunilla Winlund, V&S Group (Sweden)
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
The challenge for the HR function was to engage leaders at all levels in the process, create a common leadership language, and redefine the roles of employees and managers.
—Veronica Brejan
Senior Manager Talent, Capability, and Culture
Leadership is about creating the environment that motivates people to reveal their magnificence every day. Situational Leadership® II and the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program provide potential leaders with the framework to become practicing leaders.
—Garry O. Ridge, WD-40 Company
President and Chief Executive Officer of WD-40
The training is incredibly valuable and worth whatever it costs. It is the best use of a computer-based training approach that I have ever seen.
—Class Participant, Williams