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#40—Ken Blanchard: Becoming a Servant Leader

#40—Ken Blanchard: Becoming a Servant Leader

Ken Blanchard is one of the world’s most influential leadership experts. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world.

In 2005, he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best­selling authors of all time. He is the co-author of more than sixty-five books, including the iconic The One Minute Manager, with combined sales of over 23 million copies in forty-seven languages. He and Randy Conley are also co-authors of Simple Truths of Leadership.

He is co-founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a leading international training and consulting firm.

In this podcast, he shares:

  • Why you want to be an servant leader and how to know you actually are

  • The first step to take when seeking to transform your culture

  • Why you should be focused on your employees before your customers


"People think to think that reason to be in business is to make a profit. No, profit is the applause you get for creating a motivating environment for your people so they take good care of your customers."

-Ken Blanchard


  • Episode Timeline:

    00:00—Introducing Ken + The topic of today’s episode

    1:58—If you really know me, you know that....

    2:28—What is your definition of strategy?

    4:20—How has your business model changed over time?

    5:00—Could you tell us about servant leadership?

    7:15—How can a leader know that they're not using their title and position as a servant leader?

    8:45—Do you have any advice for someone who doesn't have a ton of influence, but is a leader?

    10:20—Are there any highlights about trust you could point us to from your book?

    11:28—Do you have any frameworks or tips you like to point to in transforming company culture?

    12:31—What's something that you've changed your mind about?

    14:01—What's something you wish you had learned earlier?

    15:48—What are you working on now?

    16:55—How can people connect with you?


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The Outthinkers podcast is a growth strategy podcast hosted by Kaihan Krippendorff. Each week, Kaihan talks with forward-looking strategists and innovators that are challenging the status quo, leading the future of business, and shaping our world.