Commencement Ceremony Information
Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent author, speaker and business consultant, Ken is universally characterized by friends, colleagues and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful and compassionate men in business today. Ken speaks from the heart with warmth and humor and is a polished storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.
For nearly four decades Ken Blanchard has been recognized and read as a premier thinker and writer on leadership. The three-dozen or so books (including The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans and Gung Ho!) he has authored or co-authored find places of prominence on bookshelves and bestseller lists here and abroad. He is a coveted and celebrated guest in national media and in major conferences and conventions. Many of the most significant national and international corporations engage Ken Blanchard for strategic counsel at the most critical levels. For more information about The Ken Blanchard Companies visit the website at www.KenBlanchard.com.
Since coming to a personal faith in Jesus Christ – “suiting up,” as he terms it – Ken Blanchard’s passion and priority has become inspiring and equipping people to lead like Jesus. Ken has come to recognize and lift up Jesus as the greatest leadership role model of all time. Along with Phil Hodges, his friend of many years, he founded Lead Like Jesus. The mission of this ministry is not to run ministries or businesses or to start churches. It has one mission: To inspire and equip the leaders who do so that, God is glorified, people are served, and organizations are more effective in impacting the world for the Kingdom of God. Out of this small, not-for-profit organization, a movement – Lead Like Jesus – came to life with Ken as its chief champion. Visit the website at www.LeadLikeJesus.com.
A Cornell University graduate with a PhD; he has been a college professor, an entrepreneur, and business guru. He is an avid golfer and a friend to anyone who crosses his busy path! Ken and his wife Margie call California home where he is the co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies – a global leader in workplace learning, employee productivity, leadership and team effectiveness.
| Ken Blanchard
2014 Commencement Speaker