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News Advisory

Thursday, April 23, 1998


Ken Blanchard, former professor and best-selling author of "The One Minute Manager," will speak beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Adams Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place in Denver.

Blanchard, whose appearance is sponsored by Colorado State University, will address topics from his new book, written with Shelden Bowles, called "Gung Ho!" His talk, "Building Gung Ho Teams: How to Turn 'People Power' Into Profits," will examine restrictive thinking in organizations and how to foster improved workplace morale, increase productivity and maintain competitiveness.

Chairman of the board of Blanchard Training and Development Inc., Blanchard has written or co-written 11 books. "The One Minute Manager" sold more than nine million copies and has been translated into 25 languages; in 1996, four of Blanchard's books were on Business Week's Top 15 bestseller list.

His public presentation, organized by the Denver Center of Colorado State's Division of Continuing and Distance Education, is sold out.

Reporters are invited to cover the presentation, which will run from 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m., but are asked to reserve a place by calling John Ebersole, associate provost for continuing and distance education, (970) 491-1129, or Tom Milligan, director of public relations, (970) 491-6432.

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