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the power of inspiring people

One great leader can change a person’s life. But when inspired leaders at all levels, act with courage to connect and engage those around them, an entire business can be transformed. At The Ken Blanchard Companies®, we are in the business of inspiring performance. From the executive team to the latest hires, we empower leaders at every level of an organization to unlock the power of its people. It's a brave new world out there. Only those who lead situationally can inspire their teams to rise to today's immense challenges!

Blanchard SLII® 

SLII enables leaders to build deeper relationships—with their work, their company, and their colleagues—making every day more inspiring, motivating, and meaningful.

Participant Takeaways

  • Teaches leaders the skills and language to lead situationally

  • Strategies that make it second nature for leaders to set SMART goals, diagnose development level, and use the matching leadership style

Blanchard Management  Essentials® 

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It gives managers the necessary tools and training to become leaders who create engaged, productive teams and drive greater results for your organization.

Participant Takeaways

  • The mindset required to be effective at managing 

  • A highly effective framework for understanding the conversations needed to manage people and performance

  • Key skills needed to boost relationships and work well with others based on our time-tested coaching model

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Conversational Capacity® teaches people how to engage in constructive, learning-focused dialogue when challenging topics or conflicts arise so they can make informed decisions and find the best solutions, even under high pressure.

Participant Takeaways

  • The mindset of conversational capacity

  • Recognize when  emotional reactions threaten to throw us off balance

  • Four skills for balancing candor and curiosity to stay in the conversational sweet spot

Conversational Capacity® 

Building Trust 

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Building Trust program teaches leaders and their team members how to build trust to increase engagement, creativity, and commitment to the organization.

Participant Takeaways

  • Leaders will understand the impact of their behaviors on building trust or eroding trust with others

  • Gain a common language to talk about trust

  • Develop an action plan to engage in more trustworthy behaviors


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When you arm your individual contributors with the Self Leadership mindset and skillset, you build an empowered workforce that is productive, innovative, and passionate about their work.

Participant Takeaways

  • SLII®—the world’s most popular leadership model

  • Recognize perceived barriers that can be transcended or avoided

  • Receiving direction and support to proactively conduct One on One conversations with their manager

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Blanchard SLII® 


SLII is an easy-to-understand, practical framework that enables your managers to diagnose the development level of an employee for a task: D1 – Enthusiastic Beginner; D2 – Disillusioned Learner; D3 – Capable, but Cautious, Contributor; and D4 – Self-Reliant Achiever. Managers then use the appropriate directive and supporter behaviors to help them succeed: S1 – Directing; S2 – Coaching; S3 – Supporting; and S4 – Delegating.

Our award-winning learning design, The SLII Experience™, incorporates Blanchard’s latest research and state-of-the-art design theory. This creates a learning experience that allows for quick mastery of the methodology and enables managers to help their direct reports soar to new professional heights.

Blanchard Management Essentials


Most new managers struggle, and the cost of that is significant: high turnover, low morale, subpar productivity, and more. It’s because most don’t receive the essential management skills training to succeed. Blanchard Management Essentials® is a transformational leadership training program for new managers and those who need to sharpen the essential skills needed to build positive relationships with team members, inspire engagement, and drive productivity.


Ideal for new manager training or as a refresher for veterans, it gives your people the necessary tools and training to become leaders who achieve the exceptional. The program covers the essence of management skills training: the right mindset, core conversations, and communication skills needed to build positive relationships and make everyone more productive.

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Conversational Capacity

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Honest and open conversations foster teamwork, progress, trust, and just about everything else positive in the workplace. But poor communication derails important initiatives, wrecking morale and torpedoing 20% of projects.

Conversational Capacity is the bedrock for a positive and productive workplace. It redirects all the energy wasted in unproductive exchanges into channels that benefit people and the enterprise. We define Conversational Capacity as the ability of an individual or a team to engage in open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about difficult subjects and in challenging circumstances. It is also the sweet spot where innovation happens. Equip your people with the powerful tool of managing any type of conversation.

Building Trust


We know how important trust is in every relationship. Our Building Trust program can help your leaders and their team members learn how to build trust in the workplace and how to repair it when it’s been broken.

Based on 30 years of research, the Blanchard experts have developed a simple, yet powerful trust model that provides a common language and framework, focused on the specific behaviors that build trust.

With the Building Trust program, individuals are able to understand the impact of their behaviors on building or eroding trust, and can identify those aspects that need attention to build and maintain trusting relationships.

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Self Leadership


We know how important it is to the success of your company that every employee be empowered, proactive, and committed to achieving results. Our Self Leadership development program teaches individuals at all levels of your organization how to become empowered self leaders who accept responsibility and take initiative for their own success.

Blanchard’s Self Leadership program builds on the world’s most widely taught leadership model, SLII®, and integrates the latest research on the proactive skills required for individuals to be most effective. Team members learn a shared language for discussing their own development and performance, allowing them to have more effective conversations and build more trusting, open relationships with their managers.


Self Leadership teaches your individual contributors the mindset and skillset needed to become proactive self-starters who know how to ask for direction and support, solicit feedback, and sell their solutions.

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