DICK LYLES is CEO of Leadership Legacies, a global consulting company that serves business leaders with a comprehensive and integrated line of products and services for improving organizational and individual performance. He is former President and COO of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, where he worked alongside Ken Blanchard to help foster a deeper understanding of the issues driving today’s workplace.
For more than 30 years, Lyles has consulted with the leaders of organizations ranging from Pfizer and Ericsson to The San Diego Zoo. His most recent book, Winning Ways: Four Secrets for Getting Great Results by Working Well with People, was an Amazon.com best seller, published in nine countries within two months of its release. During 2002, he delivered more than 100 keynote speeches and appeared on more than 60 radio and TV talk shows.
With his wife, Martha, he founded Maric College in San Diego, CA, where he served as President for three and a half years and Chairman of the Board for another eight. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he has a master’s degree in human behavior and a Ph.D. in business administration.