The Ken Blanchard Companies, Co-Founder, Ken Blanchard | Episode #18

We are honored to have Ken Blanchard as our guest on the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast. Ken is a leadership and management expert and has written over 60 books. Don’t miss this rich dialogue as our host David Novak has Ken share his leadership journey and the key learnings he wants to pass on to you.
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Ken suggests leaders should laugh more. People respond well to positivity, and humor is important in keeping morale up. Leaders should also admit it when they make a mistake. This gives team members permission to get it wrong. Plus, they’ll be more likely to take a chance and not worry if they mess up.
(23:56-26:35)

Are you the kind of leader who readily admits mistakes?
Think of a time when your team responded well to you. How did it make you feel?

According to Ken, the important thing about leadership is what happens when you’re not around. Leaders cultivate a great culture when they lead from the inside out. It can’t just be in your head, it must be in your heart. Leadership has changed over the years. It used to be top down, but now leadership is more of a side-by-side relationship.
(29:35-30:15)

Do you model a top-down leadership style, or side-by-side?
In the course of your career, have you experienced changes in leadership? If so, how have you adapted?

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