The One Minute Manager

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The One Minute Manager
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Author Ken Blanchard
Country United States
Language English
Genre Business / Self-help / Motivational
Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date
Pages 112
ISBN 978-0-00-636753-6

The One Minute Manager is a book by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. According to Blanchard's website, it has sold more than 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages.[1]

The brief volume tells a story, recounting three techniques of an effective manager: one-minute goals, one-minute praisings and one-minute reprimands. Each of these takes only a minute but is purportedly of lasting benefit.[2]


It was followed by a series of sequels,[3] including Leadership and the One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi and Drea Zigarmi, which laid out Blanchard's Situational Leadership II concept.[4]


  1. ^ The One Minute Manager at
  2. ^ Book review by Eric Spamer, Bruin Leaders Project, UCLA
  3. ^ The One Minute Manager® Essentials at
  4. ^ Kenneth H. Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, and Drea Zigarmi. Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness through Situational Leadership. New York: Morrow, 1985.

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