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April 2015

A Minute Can Change Everything

On May 5, HarperCollins will release The New One Minute Manager, a new book based on the 1982 business classic that took the world by storm, selling more than 15 million copies in 42 languages. The Three Secrets of The One Minute Manager revolutionized the way people managed their work and lives.

But the world has changed dramatically since then. People are different today—they want to find more meaning in their work and be appreciated for what they contribute. And today’s organizations need to respond sooner, often with fewer resources, to meet increased global competition.

As co-author Ken Blanchard explains, “When The One Minute Manager came out, the early 1980s leadership was really command-and-control. The One Minute Manager was in charge. He set the goals. He decided who to praise. He decided who to reprimand. Today, leadership is much more side-by-side. In The New One Minute Manager, leadership is much more of a partnership.”

“Things move so fast these days that people are in constant learning mode,” says co-author Spencer Johnson. “So the New One Minute Manager has adapted the way he uses the Three Secrets. For example, the One Minute Reprimand is now the One Minute Re-Direct, which is more helpful to people when they’ve made a mistake.”

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