Ken Blanchard, PhD, is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! (with Sheldon Bowles). His groundbreaking works have been translated into over 40 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies. In 2005 he was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time. The recipient of numerous leadership awards and honors, he is cofounder with his wife, Margie, of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a leading international training and consulting firm.
D. W. Edington is a professor of kinesiology at the University of Michigan. He is also director of the Management Research Center at the university. He received his B.S. in mathematics and Ph.D. in physical education from Michigan State University, completed postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto, and taught at the University of Massachusetts prior to coming to Michigan in 1976.
Dr. Edington is the author and coauthor of numerous articles and books, including The Biology of Physical Activity (with V. Reggie Edgerton) and Frontiers of Exercise Biology (with Katarina Borer and Tim White). His work with the Health Risk Appraisal and corporate health evaluation programs is considered to be the model for cooperate development plans in the wellness area.