Servant Leadership: Moving from Mindset to Skill Set

“A servant leadership mindset is all about focusing on others rather than yourself,” says bestselling business author Ken Blanchard. As part of research for a new book, Servant Leadership in Action, Blanchard had an opportunity to explore both the mindset and the skill set needed for leaders interested in adopting an others-focused approach to leadership.…

The One Mistake Most Managers Make When Setting Goals

With so much emphasis on setting goals at the beginning of the New Year, why do so many people end up off track by the middle of March? Ken Blanchard discovered the reason early in his career after the release of his all-time best-selling business book with Spencer Johnson, The One Minute Manager®. In working…

Infographic: Will Your New Managers Sink—or Swim?

The Ken Blanchard Companies just closed out a research survey with over 500 people in management roles to ask them about their experiences when they first stepped up into management. The company will be sharing the results of the research as a part of the rollout of its new First-time Manager program, but some of the initial…

First-Time Managers: Survey Says Get Help!

As a part of the research into the release of our new First-time Manager program, we have asked people to fill out a survey about their experience as a first time manager. We ask what they wish they had known before they started, what surprised them about their new role, and what mistakes they made.…

What Do New Parents and First-Time Managers Have in Common?

Leadership expert Scott Blanchard, co-author of The Ken Blanchard Companies’ new First-time Manager learning program, says new managers sometimes approach their first assignment with the same energy new parents have with their first child—a tendency to overreact. “As a first-time manager, you want to make a good first impression by demonstrating confidence and capability in…

A One Minute Approach to Better Feedback

Giving performance feedback is a critical job responsibility of any manager, but it can be a daunting task for many people—especially when the feedback is less than positive. Managers don’t want to generate negative emotions, damage relationships, or make a bad situation worse. As a result, managers often delay or avoid giving necessary feedback, allowing…

The 3 Secrets of The NEW One Minute Manager

On May 5, HarperCollins will release The New One Minute Manager, a new book based on the 1982 business classic co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.  Recognizing that the world has changed dramatically since their best-selling The One Minute Manager was published, the authors wanted to create a book for a next generation of…