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Best-Selling Author Ken Blanchard to Keynote NBAA's 2011 Leadership Conference

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, [email protected]

Atlanta, GA, October 18, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to welcome world-renowned leadership expert and one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time, Dr. Ken Blanchard, as a keynote speaker at NBAA's 19th Annual Leadership Conference, February 23 to 24, 2011, in San Diego, CA.

"We are delighted that Dr. Blanchard will join us for our 2011 Leadership Conference," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "He is well-known as an author, speaker and business consultant on management and leadership of organizations, and truly embodies the conference theme, ‘Engaging Leadership.’”

Blanchard is the cofounder, along with his wife, Margie Blanchard, of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, the international management training and consulting firm the couple started in 1979 in San Diego, CA. His best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies and remains a top-selling book on management.

In the decades since the first “One Minute” book was written, Blanchard has authored or coauthored more than 40 books on leadership, inspiring teams and effectively leading organizations through change. Blanchard is recognized in Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of its top best-selling authors.

He is also sought-after and prominent as a speaker on leadership, and has been awarded the highest honor, Council of Peers Award of Excellence, by the National Speakers Association, and the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International.

Blanchard teaches in the Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego, and is a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of its board of trustees. He received his master’s degree from Colgate University, and bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from Cornell.

The NBAA Leadership Conference is an annual educational event that provides timely and valuable information on topics of interest to those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft.

The theme for the 2011 Leadership Conference is "Engaging Leadership." NBAA's program of thought-provoking sessions focused on creative thinking, innovation and new models of collaboration is designed to provide attendees the tools needed in today's dynamic workplace. To learn more, visit www.nbaa.org/leadership

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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