Friday, May 14, 2010

Book review: Leading at a Higher Level - Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations by Ken Blanchard

I have been a fan of Blanchard ever since I read a copy of the One Minute Manager. Since then, I have bought and read most of the books in the series.

In Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard covers all the principles that were imparted by the One Minute Manager Series. This book is a handy reference for all the principles.

However, the tone of the book is serious, unlike the light approach of the other books in the series. There were many references to the other books which can cause frustration to those who are not familiar with his other writings.

Overall, if you are looking for an all-in-one book covering Blanchard's Situational Leadership II leadership model, this is it. For those who enjoy lessons being presented in the form of stories, I wouldn't recommend this.

About the author:

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees.

Ken has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership, and speaking. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the "Council of Peers Award of Excellence." He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. Ken also received The Thought Leadership Award for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA--The Association of Learning Providers. Ken has been inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time. The business school at Grand Canyon University bears his name. In addition, Ken teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego.

Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, Ken received a master's degree from Colgate University, and a bachelor's and PhD from Cornell University. An avid golfer, Ken belongs to the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.

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