Jon Gordon is an American business consultant and author on the topics of leadership, culture, sales, and teamwork. His books have been used by the Universuty of Georgia's Bulldogs and the Atlanta Falcons. His work has been featured in The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. He has earned degrees from Cornell University and Emory University. Gordon is the author of several books including: The No Complaining Rule, The Positive Dog, The Shark and The Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change, and One Word that Will Change Your Life. His title The Carpenter: A story about the Greatest Success Strategies of All made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.
Kenneth Hartely Blanchard was born May 6, 1939, in Orange, New Jersey. He married Marjorie McKee, a business consultant, in 1962. He founded Blanchard Training and Development in 1977. Blanchard has cowritten several books on management, including one of the best-selling management books of all time, The One-Minute Manager (1982) with Spencer Johnson. In the book, the authors describe effective and efficient management skills. The basics to good management are setting goals, praising, and reprimanding. Blanchard says that these skills can easily be translated to work in the home as well as the office. Blanchard lives in San Diego, California.