Leading in Uncertain Times

I’ve just taken a sneak peek at the slides that Ken Blanchard will be using for his webinar on Leading in Uncertain Times this Wednesday.  Over 2,100 people have signed up for the event so far.  What’s Ken going to be talking about?  Well, judging from his slides it looks like the key points will be:


  1. The power of vision.  What’s your picture of the future?  What are the values that will guide you?
  2. Peaks and Valleys.  It looks like Ken will be talking about a new book from Spencer Johnson that is coming out in March.  Spencer is the best-selling author of Who Moved My Cheese and was Ken’s co-author on the One Minute Manager.  (I read an early review copy of Peaks and Valleys and it talks about how to deal with the ups-and-downs of life.  Specifically how to prolong the peak periods, and how to minimize—and learn from—the valleys that we all experience.  It is very applicable to today’s economic environment and I think it will be another best-seller for Spencer.)
  3. Focus on people and results. Pointing to research from Jim Collins’ Built to Last and Good to Great books, Ken will emphasize the importance of resolve and humility in today’s leaders and talk about “turning the organizational pyramid upside down” to become a servant leader.

Ken will also be trying something new after this event.  He will be stopping by this blog space immediately after the webinar to answer questions.  For those of you already signed up to participate in this webinar, be sure to stop by.


For those of you who haven’t registered yet, there is still time.  The event is free and you can register at http://www.webex.com/web-seminars/view_event/663894866?sid=KBC021109

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