Leading Business Books
Ken Blanchard is considered one of the best-selling business leadership authors of our time. Worldwide, his books have combined sales of more than eighteen million copies in twenty-five languages.
Ken would like to take this opportunity to thank all his talented coauthors—both inside and outside the company—for their help in making a positive and lasting impact on the day-to-day management of people and organisations.
Explore the page below and learn about Blanchard's latest book release, books that support our core training programs, and timeless Blanchard best-sellers! You can find most of them at any good bookstore - Blanchard International Australia does not normally sell individual copies, but we would be happy to assist if you should find difficulty in obtaining any of them!
Helping People Win at Work
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.
Helping People Win at Work thoroughly illuminates WD-40's Blanchard-inspired year-round performance review system: its goals, features, and the cultural changes it required. Ridge shares his "leadership point of view": what he expects of people, what they can expect of him, and where his beliefs about leadership and motivation came from. Ken Blanchard explains why WD-40's Partnering for Performance system works so well—and exactly how to leverage its high-value techniques in any organization.
In Helping People Win at Work business readers will
Authors: Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge
ISBN: 978-0137011711Click here for more information about this book
Who Killed Change?
Every day organisations 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 organisation's resources, energy and morale.
Who or What Is Killing Change?
That's what you'll find out in this witty whodunit. The story features a Columbo-style detective, Agent Mike McNally, who's investigating the murder of yet another change. One by one, Agent McNally interviews thirteen prime suspects, including a myopic leader named Victoria Vision; a chronically tardy manager named Ernest Urgency; an executive named Clair Communication, whose laryngitis makes communication all but impossible; and several other dubious characters.
The suspects are sure to sound familiar and you're bound to relate them to your own workplace. In the end, Agent McNally solves the case in a way that will inspire you to become an effective Change Agent in your own organisation. A step-by-step guide at the back of the book shows you how to apply the story's lessons to the real world. Key questions help you evaluate the health of your organisation's change initiatives, and you'll learn best practices for enabling and sustaining the desired change.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, John Britt, Judd Hoekstra, and Pat Zigarmi
ISBN: 0061778931, 978-0061778933Supports Blanchard program:
Leading People Through Change
Whale Done Parenting
Written with top SeaWorld trainers, Whale Done! explores how positive reinforcement techniques used with killer whales can have a dramatic effect on our human relationships both at work, and at home.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Jim Ballard, Thad Lacinak and Chuck Tompkins
Leading at a Higher Level
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
ISBN: 0131443909, 9780131443907Supports Blanchard program:
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Full Steam Ahead!
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
ISBN: 1576753069, 9781576753064Supports Blanchard program:
Creating Your Organisation's Future
The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams
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
ISBN: 0006379524, 9780006379522Supports Blanchard program:
Situational Team Leadership
Leadership and the One Minute Manager
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
ISBN: 0688039693, 9780688039691Supports Blanchard program:
Situational Leadership II
Coaching in Organizations: Best Coaching Practices from The Ken Blanchard Companies
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
ISBN: 0470125179, 9780470125175Supports Blanchard program:
Coaching Essentials for Leaders
Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager
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
ISBN: 0060799129Supports Blanchard program:
Situational Self Leadership
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
ISBN: 068815428XSupports Blanchard program:
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
ISBN: 0688123163Supports Blanchard program:
The One Minute Entrepreneur
The One Minute Entrepreneur teaches entrepreneurs the secret of how to think, act, and succeed in creating and sustaining a business, no matter what their industry. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, the authors confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in starting up their business, from finding new sources of revenue to securing the commitment of their people and the loyalty of their customers.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Don Hutson, and Ethan Willis
ISBN: 0385526024, 9780385526029Click here for more information about this book
Know Can Do!
Know Can Do! is a teaching parable that tells the story of a well-known author who is troubled by the gap between what people know - all the good advice they've digested intellectually from books and seminars - and what they actually do.
Seeking a way to close this learning - doing gap, the author sets out on a journey to find a solution. He soon meets a legendary businessman who teaches him the three reasons people don't make the leap from knowing to doing:
The key to overcoming these roadblocks, the author learns, is spaced repetition. Important information must be repeated over time if it's going to impact behavior.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Dick Ruhe, Paul J. Meyer
ISBN: 1576754685, 9781576754689
The One Minute Manager
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
ISBN: 0688014291Supports Blanchard program:
The One Minute Manager
Putting the One Minute Manager to Work
Putting the One Minute Manager to Work turns 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
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
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
Empowerment Takes More Than A Minute describes how to build ownership and trust by using three keys to making empowerment work in any organisation.
Authors: Ken Blanchard, Alan Randolph, and John P. Carlos