The New One Minute Manager - Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson, M.D.

The New One Minute Manager

By Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson, M.D.

  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 441 Ratings


A revised edition of the timeless business classic—updated to help today’s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world.

For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.

Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have updated The One Minute Manger to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.

As compelling today as it was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.


  • New Manager

    By Eagerbeaver75
    For my role as a new manager, this book was very informative for me to guide my team.
  • Perspective

    By FabGirl4
    Great perspective on how to manage situations by setting goals, praising and re-directing behaviors to have a more successful environment.
  • Great for beginners

    By Never write reviews but had to
    This was a very easy read. It’s was simple and to the point. Had great perspective and very useful tools and knowledge. I’m very exited! Thank you
  • Excellent for Management Beginners

    By ferbury
    I was desperate for a quick read that would double as meaningful advice as I entered my promotion into management. This book follows other works by the author which follow a similar theme of simplicity and clarity. The 3 easy-to-understand step structure helped me to find out the “why” behind good management, allowed for malleability, and encouraged me to adapt the skills I learned instantly into the workplace.
  • Simple yet effective management.

    By J.R. Price
    This book is an outstanding overview of how to work with the people you manage. It devotes it’s message to having a lighter but more effective touch by first stating clear objectives and then following up on them in one of two ways, either by utilizing effective praise or by utilizing effective redirection. I would highly recommend it both to new and seasoned managers and leaders alike.
  • Still a huge help

    By Schload
    I read the original book many years ago. I had forgotten the basic concepts over the years, but in a review of the older version recently I noticed that, in some way I practiced them in my leading even thought I forgot. It made a difference without my knowing and remembering. This version is very relevant to today's leader. If you believe in yourself and your team, give this a read and it may help you too.
  • Director of operations and co owner

    By Capt reed
    Very easy read. Full of useful directions. Hope to be able to work with employees that are struggling.
  • Great quick read

    By Skifishbike
    My business partner asked that I read this as a way to see better practices of management with our team. It was super quick, simple, and fun. I think it will definitely help.
  • Good advice, painful to read

    By robmcbell
    Why was it written as a conversation? It makes for painful reading, like a movie script. The messages are good, though. The summaries are what you want so skip to those.
  • The New One Minute Manager

    By MorewithLes
    Very easy read that is full of great wisdom. These should be common sense steps in leading people but sadly aren't.