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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  5,271 ratings  ·  502 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 2015 by William Morrow
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Spencer Richard
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was a parable that probably works for a lot of people. The original version has like 50,000 ratings on goodreads. It's clear that it has value. I recognize that it has value, there are some great tools in here. Three to be exact. The thing is, it's incredibly cult-like and as far as literature goes--it was beyond awful. I earmarked three pages, each had maybe four sentences. They have the summaries of each holy Secret. They are my takeaways.

I guess you could say that I very much
Bobbie M.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
If you enjoy capitalistic garbage written as a parable for businessmen who read at a second grade level, this is the book for you.
John E. Smith
I read the first version of this book in 1984, as I transitioned from one job and state to another. I remember thinking that this is how I want to work with people - using short interactions to clarify and motivate. My work has always included an emphasis on brief and direct discussions with those I hope to lead, using Blanchard and Johnson's model.

When I heard that they were updating and releasing a new version, I expected to be re-inspired and I have not been disappointed.
Jan 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: biz, work, read-2017
God save me from business parables. The core tips were good, but at 112 pages this was about ten times longer than it needed to be, and the padding was vague, vacuous, and simplistic.
Andrej Karpathy
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very short book that employs clever writing to turn otherwise bland material into both fun and insightful reading.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
got the book from library and skimmed it.

One Minute GOAL:
-written in under 250 words (FITS one 1 page) with clear measurements of what winning is.
-review goals frequently
-monitor and try to notice if people are matching with goal or urge them to change
-Closely monitor: look over trying to find something to praise - not something to criticize.

One Minute PRAISING:
-One minute praising: if the goal is achieved spend 60 seconds praising the behavi
Maciej Nowicki
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The new one minute manager, written by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, is a revision of the co-authors’ The one minute manager, originally published in 1982. Ken Blanchard is considered one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books and in 2005 was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top two best-selling authors of all time. Spencer Johnson parallels Ken, and he also became a member of Amazon’s list.

The book at the beginning
Chinmayee Bhamburkar
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'd planned to give it only as many stars as the secrets they shared. Eventually, even though the book speaks nothing new; you feel you have discovered something worth a lifelong practice. If you're very lazy just read the capitalised mantras throughout the book!
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Someone recommended the original ‘one minute manager’ in a training and I thought I’d try this version. I found it too simplistic , the parable used was irritating. It can probably be summarized in a paragraph. Other than the ‘3 secrets’ I came out of it with a couple of new things . Namely , it names a type of leadership I’ve seen in the Middle East ‘leave alone and zap’ now I have a nickname for it :) and it articulates a learning concept applicable for students, employees and even kids ‘ puni ...more
Andrius Zygmanta
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simple but powerful book about overlooked basics of people management.

“I believe in facilitating, but not in participating in making other people’s decisions. We’re here to get results. By drawing on the talents of everyone, we’re a lot more productive”
Dec 19, 2016 added it
Shelves: entrepreneurship
The New One Minute Manager came highly recommended to me. I added it to this list and a student graciously gifted it. (Note to self: invite all students to my Goodreads). I read it quickly and thought, I’m one of those results managers. How do I shift the balance to results and people mid-stream? Then my programmer messaged about a show-stopping bug that he found after an upgrade. He said he stopped his current milestone to fix it, and we were back on track. I tried the one-
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
A solid meh.
Joseph Iliff
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am really impressed by the updated version of The One Minute Manager, now the New One Minute Manager. The wisdom in it is timeless, but the updated version fits in contemporary times so very well. Of course, the format is so simple, it is almost impossible to read it and not have the main point sink in. It is a great book for a leader to have on their annual reading list, books they should read every year, because it is so quick to do so. Or, if you want to have your management team read a boo ...more
Ahmad Abugosh
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
A short book (which could have been a blog post) on how to manage people. It's told in the form of a story, where a researcher tries to find the perfect manager until he finds the cult figure "one minute manager"

I found the writing and contrived story to be very lame, but the 3 principles mentioned in the book are good:

1) Set "one minute" goals
2) Have "one minute" praises when things go well
3) Have "one minute" redirects (or reprimands in the old version of the book), wh
Justin Rosales
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love that this book was so simple, yet so profound. 3 easy steps to quickly and effectively add value to others. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to invest in the lives of others.

Awesome Quotes:

The best minute I spend is the one I invest in people.
Feedback is the breakfast to results.

We are not just our behavior. We are the person managing our behavior.
Rachel Piper
Aug 15, 2016 added it
Shelves: nonficton
This actually had some really helpful information, but OH MY GOD the writing is so corny.
Chandler Alexander
Great book

This book was amazing! It has served as a blessing for me in both my personal and profession life! A must read.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson write a parable and guide to "one minute manager" objective-oriented management philosophy and practice. Following the life of one fictional character, the story follows an early career professional who meets the colleagues of a one minute manager to learn through anecdote about what effective one minute management practice looks like. The 3 secrets of the one minute manager include: set one-minute (or one-paragraph) goals, on key areas of responsibility, with i ...more
Crysti Perry
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
The format was cheesy, but some of the common sense managing techniques are invaluable. I took tons of notes. I just didn't care for the "young man" format. I think I would have rather had a book with bullets and headers rather than what seemed to be a "plot" and fictionalized characters. However, I plan to incorporate some of the things in this book with my team and hope to see the same effectiveness as the manager in this "story".
Britt O'Duffy
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
First of all, I find it hilarious that I'm managing someone. I guess I'm technically an adult / working professional, but I'm still an undergrad in spirit.

To combat my insecurity, I placed a couple self-help books on hold at the library (despite my general dislike of the genre). I find few things as grating as self-help books with their dictatorial, 4th-grade-reading-level language and patronizing tone. But I read The New One Minute Manager and survived to critique the tale.
Briana Ford
Should be required reading for all leaders and managers in every organization. Simple but effective steps, and can be used in your personal life too.
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Management, Anyone
Never really had an interest for this until I went through my self-development/finding myself stage. I saw it on my manager's desk and thought it would be good to read in order to self-develop myself as a supervisor, however, I can see how this can easily be adapted from work life into personal life.

This was a very intriguing book - short, sweet, and to the point. It's not filled will endless waffle, nor is it solely jargon. Being easy to understand and quick to get through, it's one
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very simple yet informative, probably not the worst way to start.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of productivity books. This one is not one to be missed. Told in the narrative style and such a quick read.

will re-read soon.

one minute: goals, praises, redirects.
Kathleen Celmins
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
This is one of those books you can read in one sitting. But its value is bigger than that. Set goals, give praise, create re-directs. Worth a read. Took a couple pages of notes.
Andrej Hribernik
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great, quick read on managing. Very useful.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Concise. One part of me wants to keep this book all to myself but with International Womans Day having just passed...I think it imperative to cultivate more respectable leaders in life and in business to correct the inbalance of incompetent ones. Furthermore I want to see more women leading roles within cabinet, jury and womens health. Women should dictate woman's health, contraceptives and family planning not men.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing Game Plan for setting 1-minute Goals, creating and managing a highly driven team by setting clear goals with effective methods called "1-minute Praisings" and "1-minute Re-directs" which will help the individual and team hit all their goals.
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read the original One Minute Manager multiple times back in the 80s while working at my first serious job. I’ve threaded my way through a lot of organizations and managers since then, but as I read this new, updated version I found the same foundational principles enhanced to be applicable to business cultures today with different structures, flexible work arrangements, and technology that didn’t exist 30 years ago. What is most impressive about this little book is that the title implies manag ...more
Kristopher Schaal
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: leadership

1. Simple - main three concepts: 1) set a few, simple goals and review them often; help those you manage to do the same; 2) praise people when they do something right; 3) redirect people when they do something wrong. Also, be straightforward and don't waste time. Don't try to control people. Instead, teach them to manage themselves.

2. Easy to read - the narrative style really helped, and the lessons were masterfully woven in.

3. Short - I got through it in
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Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is the coauthor of the iconic bestseller, The One Minute Manager, and 60 other books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works have been translated into more than 27 languages and in 2005 he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.< ...more

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