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Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations

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Leading at a Higher Level is Ken Blanchard's definitive statement on leadership excellence, collecting over 25 years of experience and time-tested management techniques. Check out's exclusive audio and video to begin your organization's journey on the path to customer loyalty, employee satisfaction, and sustained success.

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Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by FT Press (first published 2006)
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of course I am a fan of the Blanchards!!!!! So naturally, this book made great sense. The essence: to lead at a higher level you must-
1. share information and engage in open communication w/ your team
2. have a compelling organizational vision/ purpose/ values
3. value on-going learning
4. have a relentless focus on customer results
5. have energizing systems and structures that make it isasy for your staff to get things done
6 share power and allow staff a high level of involvement- opportunities to
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These days, my leisure reading consists of reading for school. No time for fiction, which is disappointing, but I did self-select this one for a school paper and it was quite good.

Leading at a Higher Level looks at a variety of leadership models: one-to-one, team and organizational leadership.

I especially like the last chapter which talks about developing your own leadership point of view. As leaders, we all need to be clear on our core values and life purpose. It is only once we develop this th
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read with tons of information. However, some of the information is restated from previous books. The rehash of other books was a bit of bore but this would be a great read for someone new to leadership position and/or Ken Blanchard.
Apr 21, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Great ideas for leadership and great research. Too much religion used in the ideas.
Wes F
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid leadership principles all-around.
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It teaches you to act in a humanly way and still be able to manage and direct employees.
Jorge Reyes
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A diferencia de la literatura de negocios y liderazgo reinante, esta obra me parece, se aproxima a la ciencia del complejo sistema del ser humano, del liderazgo, la toma de decisiones, las motivaciones y sobre todo los procesos que apoyan al cambio del clima organizacional. Un libro fluido, con muchos casos y ejemplos que suenan "naturales" y reales, sin demasiadas ideologías, tal vez demasiado optimista pero así debería de ser este tipo de lecturas, dejando el cinismo del modernismo a un lado, ...more
Dustin Blanton
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Leading at a Higher Level' is an excellent book on leadership. Much of the content is in alignment or repeated from other books on management and leadership, but where this book shines is its discussion of Blanchard's 'Situational Leadership II' model. Briefly, the model allows for the diagnosis of the development stages of those we are charged with leading, and further suggests the appropriate leadership style to use for each development stage. Thus, it forms a toolkit for communicating with y ...more
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Desde Leader Summaries recomendamos la lectura del libro Liderazgo de nivel superior, de Ken Blanchard.
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Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the first 100 pages of this boom and last 50. The middle was a little slow, redundant and boring. But I liked the tips and strategies it gave to become a serving leader, not a self-serving one. This will help me in my personal and professional life as well as being a better mother and fulfill my church duties. If you want to become a leader or become a better leader, read this book!
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Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is the coauthor of the iconic bestseller, The One Minute Manager, and 60 other books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works have been translated into more than 27 languages and in 2005 he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

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