Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The One Minute Manager - Increase Productivity, Profits And Your Own Prosperity [Paperback]

Kenneth Blanchard , Spencer Johnson
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
RRP: 6.99
Price: 5.24 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 1.75 (25%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 30 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Book Description

1 Sep 2011 The One Minute Manager

With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard

The original, bestselling blockbuster which has transformed businesses world wide.

The blockbuster number one international bestselling phenomenon is back … not that it ever really went away. This easily-read story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands.

The One Minute Manager also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. The book is brief, the language is simple, and best of all … it works.

Frequently Bought Together

The One Minute Manager - Increase Productivity, Profits And Your Own Prosperity + Leadership and the One Minute Manager (The One Minute Manager) + The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey (The One Minute Manager)
Price For All Three: 15.72

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; New edition edition (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007107927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007107926
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.5 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

From the Back Cover

‘I’m a One Minute Manager.’
‘You ‘re what?’
The manager laughed and said, ‘I’m a One Minute Manager. I call myself that because it takes very little time for me to get very big results from people.’

How does the One Minute Manager do this? Behind his success lie just three secrets.

The leaders of American and Japanese industry have made this book compulsory reading for all their managers. You can’t afford to miss out.

“This is a remarkable book about management. It takes very little time to read its powerful recipe for getting big results from people – in very little time.”
ROBERT HELLER, Editor, 'Management Today'

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ken Blanchard is the founder and Chairman of The Ken Blanchard Companies. His One Minute Manager series has sold over 18 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. He has also written or co-authored numerous other books, including Gung Ho!, Big Bucks! and Raving Fans!. The Blanchards currently live in San Diego.

Spencer Johnson is an internationally bestselling author whose books help millions of people discover simple truths they can use to have healthier lives with more success and less stress. His many bestsellers include The One Minute Manager (with Ken Blanchard), The One Minute Sales Person, Yes or No and Who Moved My Cheese?.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short to Read, Big on Wisdom 6 Jun 2006
By gym rat
I really liked this book, but for the same reasons I liked it, some may hate it.

First of all, it's an easy read, and it gets its points across by telling a story. Other books, such as The Sixty-Second Motivator, have also used this format succesfully, but this style may not appeal to everyone. To me, it makes the book a lot less boring to read.

Secondly, the book is short. The vast majority of readers will easily be able to read this book in a day. It has bigger font, which I personally liked and thought it made it a joy to read. However here again, some may be turned off by that and consider it to be too "child-like."

Thirdly, the book takes solid mangagerial info and gives it to the reader handily in the form of three "secrets." I found the advice to be very practical and while some may consider it far too simple, it can help you a lot IF you actually apply the info- which I suspect most managers do not.

In conclusion, I recommend this short business classic to anyone looking for better ways to improve their managerial skills. I doubt most readers will be disappointed.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful even in the home 10 Nov 2003
Is there a short, easy-to-read management book that can be really useful to the businessman but also helpful for the housewife and in the conduct of family affairs? Is it possible to squeeze into 100 pages enough valuable information so that it serves a multiple audience and could even be a guide for raising children? This book is based on techniques occupying one minute. Concentrating on three core issues, the author first concentrates on goals. In the business world goals would probably be getting more bang for the buck or more widgets per shift or greater efficiency; in the home goal setting can start with children making the bed, keeping the bedroom tidy or clearing up afterwards. Goal setting is only successful if both parties buy into it - boss and employee or parent and child. Agreeing on objectives, expressing them concisely as bullet points, and setting a time frame may take more than a minute but they can be reviewed rapidly and without dispute. The other two core issues - praise or reprimand - follow naturally and each party knows in advance what it will be. There are no surprises.
You can easily read this book and map out your strategy in an evening. It is difficult to imagine that anyone could not find this book helpful in some part of their life.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential read 5 Jun 2002
By A Customer
OK, so this book is not the definitive guide to management, but reading it is guaranteed to change the way you think. I have no hesitation recommending this to anyone who wants to re-examine the way they manage people.
It may not suit everyone and it may not have all the answers, but I learned more from the hour-or-so it took me to read this book than on a seven day management course I attended recently.
It debunks the myth that management has to be hard, or that you can only be a nice guy or a 'company' guy. You can be both.
The main reason people criticise this book is not because the book is bad, but trying to force everyone to use this (or any single) method can never work. And do you really believe a book that bad would sell millions of copies?
And the 5 or so I spent on this book has already helped me get my 10k+ pay rise and promotion this year. That's value for money. Read this. You owe it to yourself.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I can't remember when I read this book and who if anyone recommended it to me but the images and lessons learnt are still very clear.
The calmness of the main character, who is always in control, mentors you page after page with key messages. I always carry a calming image in my mind especially when things get tough at work of visiting the ‘one minute’ manager in his office. I walk through his open door and he turns away from gazing out of the window deep in thought to welcome me and offer advice.
Another of the key thoughts I retain and practice is when disciplining staff you tell them what they haven’t done so well and what you expect from them BUT you leave them with the thought that you know and have seen them do really good work and that is what you want to see them continue to do.
It’s a bit like the STICK and CARROT approach. They leave in a positive frame of mind knowing what is expected of them and knowing that you have faith in their ability to perform and have your support but equally they know the consequences if they do not.
I have found that by adopting this approach I have got very good performances out of my staff and they have felt that they can approach me about any issue. For the rest of the time they have had the confidence to proceed knowing that I will back their judgement.
As one of the previous reviewers has said if you like this book you will love when the ‘One minute Manager Meets the Monkey’ is all about what to do with that problem that’s been put on your back and which you can do sweet FA about. But hey I’m not going to tell you about it in this review.
Also look out for ‘Who moved my Cheese’ the author inspired one of his co-authors to write about how to deal with change. If you are in a rut get this book as well, non of them will cost you much and they are all bite size and fit nicely into you pocket or handbag.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very helpful tips and quick to read
Published 1 day ago by sally
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!!
Definitely the first to be read....introduces the brilliant writing style and the methodology behind being a one minute manager. Loved it definitely openedy eyes!
Published 1 month ago by Miss Nicola V Brenner
5.0 out of 5 stars The One Minute Manager - Review
Very good starter book for training young managers. Easy reading and a good lesson in working in concise , focussed fashion.
Published 1 month ago by Anna-Marie Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting indeed
I'd sort of heard of this book but it wasn't until I found a mention of it on the back of Sue Gee's "Who's Driving the Bus" (a first class introduction to leadership and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Susan A. Harris, Prints
4.0 out of 5 stars One Minute Manager
As part of a series, this book is one of the best options for any manager to utilise. Its not only worthwhile but a great read and really helps you to attain a better perspective... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Erica
5.0 out of 5 stars Great work
I consider Ken to be one of my best mentors. I'm not biased here. It really is worth 5 stars.

Darren Kelly
HELLO PROFIT - Outsell & Outnegotiate... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Darren Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars A little on the thin side in terms of actual substance. Nice little...
It seems a very long time ago since I purchased this product and to be honest I cannot say that it has stayed in the memory especially, but I don't recall any issues with it.
Published 5 months ago by Stuart King
4.0 out of 5 stars good book and helps new managers
good book and helps new managers allot with real life examples but short and sweet very good as a quick reference
Published 5 months ago by supersub
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest management books
The power of this well known management book is in it's simplicity. It tells a short story of a fictional manager and how he manages his staff. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jon Boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Ken's stories ...
This book show tells us a story about how you could manage people and give some simple tools to handle day-2-day people management. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tonni Buur
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Looking For A Sales Book 1 24 Nov 2009
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions

Look for similar items by category