Welcome to The Ziglar Show, where we inspire your true performance. I’m your host Kevin Miller, and today we are talking with a true dynamic duo, Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz.
Few people don’t know Ken Blanchard; he needs little introduction as the renowned author of the acclaimed One Minute Manager book, and scores of others. Ken shared the stage with Zig Ziglar many times, and is an influencer of Zig Ziglar’s generation and on Zig’s level. Now, Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and innovation advisor, who was an early employee at Twitter. She was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and called “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” by Wired. How’s that for a claim! Clair is the award-winning author of eight books that have been published in more than a dozen countries. But the cool story here is…Ken asked Claire to co-author a book with him: One Minute Mentoring – How to Find and Work With a Mentor – and Why You’ll Benefit from Being One’ Ken asked Claire because he not only personally mentors her, but she, in turn, mentors him in regards to the younger generation. It makes for an incredibly valuable perspective on the need, value, and opportunity of mentoring.
We waited eight months to get this interview. This is a very important topic and conversation. Mentorship is something Zig Ziglar cited as a primary reason for his success. You’ll hear us discuss that more in the show.