Blanchard Management Essentials®

When your managers have the skills they need, they form better connections and bring out the best in their people. Blanchard Management Essentials® will give your managers the fundamental skills for building positive relationships that drive engagement and productivity. 


Blanchard Management Essentials® builds on the key concepts of the best-selling business book, The New One Minute Manager®. It gives managers the necessary tools and training to become leaders who create engaged, productive teams and drive greater results for your organisation. 

During the session delegates will learn the following key concepts:

Manager Mindset – the mindset required to be effective at managing

Four Core Conversations – a highly effective framework for understanding the conversations needed to manage people and performance: Goal Setting, Praising, Redirecting and Wrapping Up

Communication Essentials – the key skills needed to boost relationships and work well with others based on our time-tested coaching model, LITE: Listen, Inquire, Tell Your Truth and Express Confidence

Course structure

We can deliver Blanchard Management Essentials® in your organisation as a six-hour face-to-face workshop or as three two-hour virtual sessions. Both designs include pre-workshop activities and engaging participant materials, videos, and learning activities that teach participants the key concepts.

After the workshop, participants take the Blanchard Management Essentials® Challenge, which includes reinforcement tools for practicing the new skills. They also have access to workshop videos and worksheets through the learner portal for a full year. 

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for new managers ready to learn the basics of leading others, established managers and supervisors looking to improve essential management skills and emerging leaders who want to meet their full potential.


In addition to face to face or virtual workshops we can also provide online and digital content, developed by The Ken Blanchard® Companies. Please contact us for more information.

Please note delivery fees are exclusive of VAT and Blanchard® participant packs which are charged per delegate.  Please contact us for further information.


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