Upstate Owners Forum - Leading at a Higher Level
Vision. Many companies lack a clear and compelling statement of leadership or direction from the very top. A lack of vision is what keeps most from achieving their leadership potential. In family business, a lack of vision also affects the dynamics within the family system, which may have lasting effects on future generations. Establishing that clear vision is a critical first step to begin leading at a higher level. Leading at a Higher Level translates decades of research and 25 years of global experience into simple, practical, and powerful strategies to equip leaders and family members at every level to build organizations that produce bottom-line results.
About Ken Blanchard
Dr. Ken Blanchard ’61, PhD ‘67, 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 is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Cornell University, and he also teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego.
Ken’s impact as an author is far reaching. His iconic 1982 classic book, The One Minute Manager , coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on bestseller lists today. In the past three decades he has authored or coauthored 60 books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works—including Raving Fans, The Secret, and Leading at a Higher Level, to name just a few—have been translated into more than 42 languages. In 2005 Ken was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.