Warren Blank

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Warren Blank
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Warren Blank, March 2010
Born Warren Blank
(1948-07-24) July 24, 1948 (age 68)
Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, USA
Occupation author, teacher, business consultant

Warren Blank (born July 24, 1948) is an American author, teacher, and businessman. He is best known for authoring books on leadership, such as The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders and The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership. He is also the founder and president of The Leadership Group, a leadership training and organizational development firm based in Vero Beach, Florida and Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Dr. Blank was born in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, the second of three children of Walter Blank and Helen Blank (née Gittler).





  • The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders (published 2001 by AMACOM, 18th printing as of 2011), in which he argues that leaders are not born that way but rather that leadership must be learned
  • The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership (published 1995 by AMACOM, revised 2008 with Aaron Brown, 12th printing as of 2011) on the nature of leadership
  • The Leadership Event: The Moments of True Leadership that Move Organizations (published 2004 by The Leadership Group Press, revised 2006 with Aaron Brown)
  • Leadership Skills for Managers (published 1995 by the American Management Institute)
  • Leadership for Smart People: Book I — The Five Truths (published 2007 by The Leadership Group Press, revised 2008)

Selected Articles[edit]

  • "Higher Development, Brain Integration, and Excellence in Leadership" (co-author) in Management Decision (2009, Volume 47, Issue 6), on the topic of leadership, peak performance, and Transcendental Meditation
  • "Are you a leader?" The FBI Journal, Volume II, No. 1., 1991.
  • "What it means to be a leader." Business Digest, August 1990, pp. 23.
  • "A test of the situational leadership theory", with J. Weitzel and S.G. Green. Personnel Psychology, 1990, 43, pp. 579–597.
  • "The follower's view of leadership: An exploratory study", with K. MacQueen. Proceedings 1987 Southern Management Association, D. Ray (editor), 1987, pp. 49–51.


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