GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010 - (Page 20)

cover story Grade A with Ken and Margie Blanchard on appreciating what’s important By RichaRd J. anthony, SR. the grandkids o millions of people worldwide who have read his books, attended his seminars or sat in his classroom over the past three decades, Dr. Ken Blanchard is an iconic thought leader in the fields of leadership and management, a sophisticated storyteller who deftly uses sports metaphors and allegory to entertain, rivet attention and drive home lessons about life in all of its dimensions. But to his grandchildren Ken is not an international celebrity. He is simply Grampy, who’s been married to Nana (a.k.a. Margie) for 47 years—two extraordinary grands who enjoy sharing with purpose their myriad interests and life experiences with their grandkids: Alec Medina, 4; Kurtis Blanchard, 13; Kyle Blanchard, 11; Atticus Hickok, 17; and Hannah Hickok, 20. T GRAND recently spent an enjoyable 90 minutes with Ken and Margie in their San Diego home. Below are excerpts from the interview. GRAND: What do your grandchildren think about having two celebrity grandparents? Margie: They seem to think it’s cool. Kyle, the 11-year-old, told GRAND MARCH /APRIL 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010
Win a litl Webbook!
GRAND Central
Win Something Wonderful!
Ken and Margie Blanchard: Grade A with the Grandkids
The Gift of Green Investing
The Best Half
Do You Wanna Dance?
She vs. She
Gram’s Legacy
Star Performer
GRAND Finale

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010