9 Favorite Quotes From The New One Minute Manager


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 have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.

Now Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager. This revisited parable of a young man looking for a new manager not only introduces its powerful lessons to a new generation, but also shows readers of all ages how to adapt the Three Secrets to get better results today.

This book is a quick read with common sense information that will transform the way you manage and think of the people around you.

Here are my favorite 9 quotes from The New One Minute Manager:

“People who feel good about themselves produce good results.”

“80% of your really important results will come from 20% of your goals.”

“If you can’t tell me what you’d like to be happening, you don’t have a problem yet. You’re just complaining.”

“Everyone is a potential winner.”

“…how can you be an effective manager unless you and your people are clear about goals and what good performance looks like?”

“Help people reach their full potential. Catch them doing something right.”

“Praising people doesn’t always work if it isn’t combined with Re-Directs to correct mistakes when they occur.”

“The best minute I spend is the one I invest in people.”

“We are not just our behavior. We are the person managing our behavior.”

The New One Minute Manager is a new edition of the timeless business classic, updated to help today’s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world.

Let The New One Minute Manager revamp your leadership style today.

Learn more about the authors:

Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard, PhD is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! with Sheldon Bowles.

His groundbreaking works have been translated into 42 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies. In 2005 he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

The recipient of numerous leadership awards and honors, he is co-founder with his wife, Margie, of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a leading international training and consulting firm.

Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson, MD is one of the most admired thought leaders and widely read authors in the world. His books, including the #1 bestseller Who Moved My Cheese?, are embedded in our language and culture.

Called “The King of Parables” by USA Today, Dr. Johnson is often referred to as the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work. His brief books contain insights and practical tools that millions of people use to enjoy more happiness and success with less stress.

Over 50 million copies of Spencer Johnson’s books are in use worldwide in 47 languages.

Download a sample chapter of The New One Minute Manager here.

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