One Minute Manager by Ken BlanchardOne Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard

One Minute Manager

byKen Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

Hardcover | September 1, 1982

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. These very real results were achieved through learning the management techniques that spell profitability for the organization and its employees.

The One Minute Manager is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands.

The book also presents several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences that clearly explain why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book's end you will know how to apply them to your own situation and enjoy the benefits.

That's why The One Minute Manager has continued to appear on business bestseller lists for more than two decades, and has become an international sensation.

Ken Blanchard is the coauthor ofThe One Minute Manager(tm) and fifty other books, including theNew York Timesbusiness bestsellersGung Ho!andRaving Fans. His books have combined sales of more than eighteen million copies in more than twenty-seven languages. He is the chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a full-service...
Title:One Minute ManagerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 1982

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0688014291

ISBN - 13:9780688014292


Rated 3 out of 5 by from not my favorite these are more like hints and tips in the typical format of Johnson's previous books, possibly my least favorite of his books.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Helpful!! This book is great and everyone should read it. I'm starting a new management position and this book as helped me so much. I too want to become a One Minute Manager.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Simple, So Effective I can't believe how easy this book was to read. It was so well organized, put together and just the right amount of concise. I can't wait to start applying the tips to become a better manager.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple yet effective Excellent book to learn and master the art and skill required to become effective manager leading high performance results
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must Read for Business people & Parents alike. I am not an avid reader but I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. In one word Excellent! simple, easy to read and very informitave.
Date published: 2010-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick Read - Makes a Good Point This book is a very easy read. It is written as the story of a young man who goes in search of the best management style for him to emulate as his career progresses. On his quest, he finds an extremely successful manager. He delves into why the manager has done so well for himself, and finds that there are 3 critical components to leading a team: setting specific goals, providing positive feedback and providing constructive criticism. All three of these can be done in one-minute. These leadership components resonated well with my own personal experience. That said, I think there are others that I would add to the list as well (doesn’t working hard yourself belong there somewhere?). More at
Date published: 2010-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is reality! 1 minute goal, 1 minute praising, and 1 minute reprimand can help you not only on your career but also in your personal life. This is a short book and very easy to read. The main idea is knowing what your outcome, catching people doing things right, catching people doing things wrong. Simple but convincing. At the end of the book, it does explain why these things work and why people function these way. Pleasure reading in 2 hours. Very helpful and practical!
Date published: 2007-01-08