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At The Ken Blanchard Companies, we train the world’s best managers. We provide the most widely used leadership development training programs and services and deliver real ROI for your training dollars.

Situational Leadership II Development Program

Situational Leadership® II

Teach your managers how to provide the right leadership style to help accelerate the growth of their team members.

First Time Manager Leadership and Management Skills Training


Train your new managers to develop the leadership skills they need to become effective managers right from the start.

Coaching Skills for Managers Program

Coaching Essentials

Teach your managers how to effectively coach their employees—not just manage them—to increase productivity.


Why Do You Need
great Managers?

Your managers are the heart of your organization. They are positioned right in the center of it all…driving success across the company.

Managers have to translate the strategic vision, goals, and priorities of senior management into operational plans for their teams. They need to engage and empower their employees to produce results. And, they need to develop the company’s future leadership to ensure its long-term success.

If you don’t have great managers, you’ve got a serious problem. Poor managers cost your organization time, people, and money.
“7 Ways Poor Managers are Costing Your Company Money”

Great managers

change everything.

Leadership and Management Skills to Inspire and Motivate | Ken Blanchard Companies


Great managers motivate and inspire their people, creating alignment around shared vision, purpose and goals.

Leadership Development Program to Empower Managers, and Increase Employee Performance | Ken Blanchard Companies


Great managers are the key to driving increased employee engagement and retention, improving performance and productivity, and delivering bottom-line results.

Leadership and Management Skills to Create a Positive Corporate Culture | Ken Blanchard Companies


Great managers create a positive culture built on trust, collaboration, and continuous learning, which helps you attract and retain your best talent.


“Since we’ve been delivering training in Situational Leadership® II and Building Trust from Blanchard, we’ve seen a tremendous impact on our company culture and bottom line results. ”

Garry Ridge, CEO, WD-40 Company
Management Skills Training Client WD40

“Our long, trusted partnership with The Ken Blanchard Companies has allowed us to make transformational changes that keep us competitive in the ever changing telecom industry.”

Charl Cuyler, General Manager, Talent and Learning, MTN Group-South Africa
Management Skills Training Client MTN

“Partnering with Blanchard has allowed Medifast California to nourish a culture of empowered people who have the skills to generate life-changing results for themselves and those we serve.”

Amy Pittman, People Operations and Training Manager, Medifast California
Management Skills Training Client Medifast

“We know that providing our managers with effective leadership skills is the key to organizational success. The training from Blanchard builds more than business skills—it builds life skills.”

Kristin Brookins Costello, Chief Administrative Officer, Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Leadership Development Training Client Karl Strauss

“Ken Blanchard taught me that in order to create loyal customers a company must have highly engaged and competent teammates and that leadership is the key to sustainable success.”

Joel Rood, President/Global Oil & Gas and Industrial Equipment, LORD Corporation
Leadership Development Training Client Lord

“Continuous improvement for our internal processes is ongoing. The Ken Blanchard Companies have provided us with a methodology to continuously improve our people. Nothing short of outstanding!”

Marty Jakosa, Manager, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Foster Farms
Leadership Development Client Foster Farms
- Garry Ridge, CEO, WD-40 Company


The Blanchard team starts by understanding your most critical challenges, and then we design a plan that achieves your desired outcomes and impact.

Creating the Best Managers Through Leadership Development and Management Skills Training | Ken Blanchard Companies
Creating the Best Managers Through Leadership Development and Management Skills Training | Ken Blanchard Companies
Creating the Best Managers Through Leadership Development and Management Skills Training | Ken Blanchard Companies

Meet Our

Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world.

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April 3-5, 2018 | Virtual - Live, United States
Situational Leadership® II - Virtual

Situational Leadership® II (SLII) is the most widely taught leadership model in the world. It teaches... READ MORE

April 11-13, 2018 | Chicago, IL, United States
Situational Leadership® II

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