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The One Minute Manager


The One Minute Manager
by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

Full of great advice on how to manage a small team and presented in a concise story format, the lessons in One Minute can be applied across all levels of leadership.
This book gives a comprehensive insight into real life management situations. This is an easy to read book giving advice on practical techniques but also shows results from behavioural studies as to why certain techniques are likely to work. For managers out there that believe that people are the most important resource.


“If you haven’t read it, do . . . if you have, read it again.”
—Kenneth T. Derr, Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation

“The best management book I’ve read. . . . I couldn’t put it down.”
—Jere W. Thompson, President, The Southland Corporation
(Parent Company of the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores)

Ken Blanchard Biography

Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard.

Ken’s impact as a writer is far reaching. From the phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide and is still on best seller lists, to his current trilogy of books coauthored with Sheldon Bowles, Raving Fans, Gung Ho!®, and Big Bucks®. And his book on spirituality in the workplace, Leadership by the Book, coauthored with Phil Hodges and Bill Hybels, is giving new meaning to “servant leadership.” Ken’s list of 18 books, including 5 more within the One Minute Manager Library, continue in the forefront on where we need to go to help people be the best that they can be.

Dr. Blanchard has received several awards and honors for his contributions in the field of management, leadership, and speaking. In 1991, the National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence.” In 1992, Dr. Blanchard was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he also received the 1992 Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. In 1996, Ken received the Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award from the American Society of Training and Development.

Spencer Johnson Biography

“Look at what happened in the past, learn something valuable from it, use what you learn to improve the present.” – Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson, M.D., is one of the most beloved and respected authors in the world. He has helped millions of readers discover how they can enjoy better lives by using simple truths that lead to fulfillment and success at work and at home.

Dr. Johnson is often referred to as the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work.

He is the author or co-author of numerous New York Times bestselling books including #1 International Bestsellers Who Moved My Cheese?— An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change In Your Work and In Your Life and The One Minute Manager, the world’s most popular management method, co-authored with Kenneth Blanchard.

After graduating with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern California, Dr. Johnson received his M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and completed medical clerkships at the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.

He served as Director of Communications for Medtronic, the inventors of cardiac pacemakers; Research Physician at The Institute for Inter-Disciplinary Studies; Consultant to The Center for Study of the Person; and Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Business School.

His work has captured the attention of major media, including CNN, ABC, NBC, the BBC, Time, New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Reader’s Digest, Associated Press and United Press International. Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world.