Excerpts from books, articles and reviews:
Ken Blanchard & Rick Warren
2 Timothy 4:2-5
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Ken Blanchard,One Minute Manager series. In addition, he is a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, where he serves as Trustee Emeritus....
"Rev. Hal Milton... a Unity Minister who serves the Association of Unity Churches and other ministries as a Process Facilitator in conflict resolution. He has been trained extensively in body therapies, movement education and Rolfing....
"Claudio Naranjo... .one of the early staff members at Esalen Institute, he has held teaching positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Naropa Institute.... He is a leading international authority on the enneagram and has authored numerous important books on consciousness including his recent The End of Patriarchy. Dr. Naranjo has been associated with Bob Hoffman and the Quadrinity Process since 1972."
See Dr. Naranjo's article in the next link:
The Reeducation of Love: "A 'technology of love'...would be of momentous importance in the fields of both education and psychotherapy....The Transpersonal Movement today may be said to reflect in psychology a vaster cultural phenomenon: the coming to meet of East and West....
was strongly appreciative of the Chinese books, The Golden
Flower, the I Ching, and The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and later a
powerful wave of influence swept the West with Zen.... In contrast to the
atmosphere of Eastern, most particularly
Buddhist, spirituality in the
transpersonal movement, Robert Hoffman's
stands out as one of two significant exceptions, sharing the
Western spirituality with The
Course in Miracles, another extra-academic
contribution to the transpersonal field....
The Negative Love Syndrome and the Quadrinity Model©: "Four Aspects of Self: The Quadrinity... ...Spiritual Self....The SPIRITUAL SELF is the pure non-programmed, non-mediated aspect of self that is positive, pure, open presence, yearning to embody our larger, true nature in this world. Our SPIRITUAL SELF is resonating in harmony with the Universe."
A Psychological De-Tox - with the Hoffman Quadrinity Process: "It is now 33 years since an American psychic named Bob Hoffman blended his own channelled and intuited insights with the psychological teachings of the noted neurologist and psychiatrist Dr Siegfried Fischer to create the Hoffman Quadrinity Process. To date more than 30 000 people have become Process participants. ....With the aim of healing and transforming these negative, self-defeating patterns, the Process seeks to bring about a powerful realignment and integration of what Bob Hoffman describes as the four fundamental dimensions of our being - the Quadrinity of intellect, emotions, body, and spirit. ....
"The Process itself uses a variety of techniques, including visualisation, bio-energetics, Gestalt exercises, journalling, silent meditation, and group discussion. Says Tim Laurence: "The days were full of richness, in which one discovery led to another. Gradually we could let our armour down and contact our inner truths. Of course this can be painful but, as the 14th century Sufi mystic Rumi said, "the cure for the pain is in the pain".
....The list of Hoffman Process graduates is impressive and sometimes surprising. It includes the likes of international management guru Ken Blanchard and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell."
Lead Like Jesus: “After studying both the theory and practice of leadership for more than 35 years, I have found that Jesus is the greatest leadership model of all times.”Ken Blanchard, Co-founder, The Center for Faithwalk Leadership....
"Each individual has different spheres of influence and the Lead Like Jesus Celebration is for everyone! Lead Like Jesus will equip you, your church, and your community to experience Jesus in a powerfully different way -- to grow to trust Him as the perfect leader for all time"
Lead like Jesus: "Ken Blanchard... is one of today's most sought-after authors, speakers, and business consultants. He is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Faithwalk Leadership. ...
"Rick Warren, Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church Rick and his wife, Kay, began Saddleback Church as a small group in their California home in January, 1980. The church now averages 17,000 in attendance....
"Bill Hybels , Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church...."
Ken Blanchard's philosophy?
Foreword by Ken Blanchard: "As a follower of Jesus I believe He is the truth and the way. So I look for my inspiration from Him as documented in the Bible. And yet, in our company we have people of all faiths as well as people who center their faith in the goodness of human beings. As a result, many of our people would delete my morning messages if they thought I was only coming from a Christian perspective. So I look for inspirational messages from a variety of sources besides Jesus. Our folk get to hear words of wisdom form great prophets and spiritual leaders like Buddha, Mohammed, Moses, Mahatma Gandhi, Yogananda, and the Dalai Lama....
"Throughout this book, 'Buddha's insights and words help us create a kinder and gentler workplace. Jesus would approve. ...
"Buddha points to the path and invites us to begin our journey to enlightenment.... K.B."
Mind Like Water: Keeping Your Balance in a Chaotic World by Jim Ballard (John Wiley & Sons, 2002):
From Back Flap: "Each of the techniques Ballard describes in this fascinating and fun book -- including simple instructions on how to meditate -- will help you question your constraining assumptions ["offensive" Biblical absolutes?] and dissolve the thought patterns that impede your natural flow....
"JIM BALLARD is a consulting partner with the Blanchard Training and Development organization, Ken Blanchard's company. He regularly consults and gives lectures nationwide. Ballard coauthored Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships with Blanchard."
From Front Flap: "Jim Ballard arms you with a set of powerful tools for achieving calm and centeredness in the midst of a whirlwind of change. The trick, according to Ballard, is to stop trying so hard to exert control over a chaotic universe, to become less dependent on the powers of the intellect and to learn to have faith in your ability to spontaneously make the correct decision in any given situation -- in short, to have a mind like water."
"As you begin to recognize in everyday events the hand of a Cosmic Storyteller, everyday happenings take on a romantic glow. People, objects, and events you would not have noticed before now seem imbued with fresh meaning.... Ken Blanchard has been my coach for many years." (Page 190)
"If you are of an actively spiritual nature, you may eliminate the negative suggestions in the second assumption -- the universe means us no harm -- to read: The One behind it all means everything for my good." (191)[Notice how this "positive" notion matches Bruce Wilkinson's writings. See Who is the Dream Giver?]
"If you don't toot your own horn once in a while, somebody is liable to use it for a spittoon." - KEN BLANCHARD" (217)
"Affirm Yourself. May friend Ken Blanchard, coauthor of the One-Minute Manager, often points out a pair of workplace truisms to his management audiences:
* People who feel good about themselves do better work,
*People who do better work feel good about themselves."(218)
esteemed automatically creates an esteeming world. 'I will
consciously receive the light of the omnipresent Father constantly
passing through me.'" Paramahansa Yogonanda
Ken Blanchard endorsed the following books:
Deepak Chopra 's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success make wonderful guiding principles for anyone attempting to create a productive and satisfying life or human organization."Ken Blanchard, Co-author The One Minute Manager
The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries with Their Feet on the Ground: "If you want to lead your enterprise into the 21st century, read this powerful book." - Ken Blanchard
The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries with Their Feet on the Ground: "Dealing with Idea-slayers. The truth is this: the better the idea the more resistance it is likely to stir up. The best strategy is expect resistance and try to bring it to the surface at the first presentation. While much of the resistance will be based on fear of change, some of it will contain valuable feedback. .. If possible, confront every concern, ridicule, excuse and fear up front. Provide counterarguments to these concerns and expect that these counterarguments will flush up even more resistance. In a better world there would be fewer pigheaded people, but meanwhile visionaries need to cultivate their ability to handle resistance to new ideas."
Thinking for a Change by John Maxwell: "If you want to go places you've never been before--you have to think in ways you've never thought before. This book by John Maxwell will teach you how to do that!" Ken Blanchard, coauthor of the One Minute Manager
The Influential Leader: Unleashing Power in People: "As a cutting-edge entrepreneur, best-selling author, and dynamic speaker, Dr. John C. Maxwell has cultivated an extensive following among the most highly respected and influential business leaders across the globe. Reaching more than 350,000 people a year through speaking engagements alone, and over a million through resources, Dr. Maxwell is committed to developing leaders of excellence and integrity.... His philosophy that 'everything rises and falls on leadership' motivates every endeavor to help individuals reach their highest potential....
"Todd Duncan has joined the ranks of America's top motivational speakers. Mentored by Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, andKen Blanchard, Duncan has quickly become a favorite of anyone seeking to reach their full potential." Strange Journeys
Rick Warren teams up with New-Age guru Ken
"While Rick Warren is gearing up to
train a billion people,
unbeknownst to many he has also been teamed up with New Age and
for some time now. According to a new biography on Rick Warren,
A Life With Purpose written by
George Mair, Rick Warren has solicited the services of Ken Blanchard
to aid him in training leaders....
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