The One Minute Manager

Author: Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

Genre: Management

The One Minute Manager was written three decades ago but continues to be on various Bestseller lists.

The One Minute Manager gives managers 3 simple tools, which each takes 60 seconds or less, but can tremendously improve how they do their job; getting people stay motivated , happy and deliver great work”.

It starts with the problem of having many “tough” managers (whose superiors think they are good, but their subordinates think otherwise) and many “nice” managers (whose people seem to like them but their business results are lackluster). It is the story of a young man’s quest to be an effective manager – who could make both the organization and the people profit.
Such a manager believes that people who feel good about themselves produce good results. His/her philosophy is that “The best minute I spend is the one I invest in people“. He has three specific traits (by the way these traits ensure that he never appears too busy – the book is full of comments like, “since I became a one-minute manager, I have plenty of time”).