Longtime friends and Lead Like Jesus Co-Founders Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges thought they were on to something good. Ken had successfully studied and taught leadership for years. His writings on the topic of leadership (including The One Minute Manager) led him to become one of Amazon’s Top 25 Bestsellers of All Time. Phil Hodges served as a leader in corporate America with US Steel and Xerox, serving as a labor union negotiator.  Initially through Phil’s influence, Ken gradually came to understand the overwhelming need for Jesus to take the lead in his own life.

As a new believer, Ken began to study the Bible and became fascinated with how Jesus led perfectly in every way. Jesus transformed twelve ordinary, unlikely individuals into the first generation of Christian leaders, launching a movement that continues to affect the course of world history some two thousand years later. 

Inspired by a new vision of influential leadership, Ken and Phil co-founded Lead Like Jesus to inspire and equip people to lead like Jesus.

Today, Lead Like Jesus is a global organization that promises the transformational leadership Model – because our Model is Jesus, the greatest Leader of all time. We focus on heart-centered, transformative leadership that equips leaders to effectively impact their own spheres of influence.

Lead Like Jesus is blessed to be the catalyst for countless individuals around the world who carry Jesus into their own spheres of influence daily. We do not run other nonprofits, businesses, schools, or churches—but we teach the leaders who do, so that God is glorified.