Ken Blanchard

Books by Ken Blanchard


One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being One

Available in: Hardcover
In One Minute Mentoring, legendary management guru Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz, a former Twitter executive and early employee, combine their knowledge to provide a systematic approach to intergenerational mentoring, giving readers great insight into the power and influence of mentoring and encouraging them to pursue their own mentoring relationships.

Lead Like Jesus Revisited (Revised)

Available in: Paperback
'The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time.' -Ken Blanchard

Speaking Secrets of the Masters: The Personal Techniques Used by 22 of the World's Top Professional Speakers

Available in: Paperback

"Speaking Secrets of the Masters" is the perfect, comprehensive resource for anyone who faces the responsibility of presenting information, thoughts, ideas, concepts to an audience.

Whether you are addressing a board of directors, an association meeting of thousands, a classroom or your own social club, the techniques these leading speakers share with you will be invaluable to your success.

Members of the Speakers Roundtable are veteran presenters who have known, worked and associated with such giants of the profession as Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, and Earl Nightingale. Collectively, members have published more than fifty top selling books and over one hundred audio programs.

Contributors include: Cavett Robert Ken Blanchard Charlie Plumb Jim Newman Herb True Don Hutson Daniel Burrus Ty Boyd Tony Alessandra Jim Cathcart Nido Qubein Naomi Rhode Charlie "Tremendous" Jones Tom Winninger Jim Tunney Patricia Fripp Art Holst Danny Cox Allan Hurst Bill Gove Brian Tracy Ira Hayes


Roadmap to Success: America's Top Intellectual Minds Map Out Successful Business Strategies

Available in: Hardcover
Addresses the concerns on manager's and leader's minds, covering topics ranging from the importance of listening and ongoing coaching to true definitions of success in a multigenerational workplace. This book states that business executives must learn to avoid the detours and dead ends that can side-track their goals, objectives and careers.

Collaboration Begins with You: Be a Silo Buster

Available in: Hardcover
Collaboration Begins with You
Everyone knows collaboration creates high performing teams and organizations and with today's diverse, globalized workforce it's absolutely crucial. Yet it often doesn't happen because people and groups typically believe that the problem is always outside: the other team member, the other department, the other company. Bestselling author Ken Blanchard and his coauthors use Blanchard's signature business parable style to show that, in fact, if collaboration is to succeed it must begin with you.
This book teaches people at all levels from new associates to top executives that it's up to each of us to help promote and preserve a winning culture of collaboration. The authors show that busting silos and bringing people together is an inside-out process that involves the heart (your character and intentions), the head (your beliefs and attitudes), and the hands (your actions and behaviors). Working with this three-part approach, Collaboration Begins with You helps readers develop a collaborative culture that uses differences to spur contribution and creativity; provides a safe and trusting environment; involves everyone in creating a clear sense of purpose, values, and goals; encourages people to share information; and turns everyone into an empowered self-leader.
None of us is as smart as all of us. When people recognize their own erroneous beliefs regarding collaboration and work to change them, silos are broken down, failures are turned into successes, and breakthrough results are achieved at every level.

The Leader Within: Learning Enough about Yourself to Lead Others

Available in: Hardcover
The first step towards becoming an outstanding leader: know yourself. This book will help you understand yourself as a leader... so you can change, grow, and become powerfully more effective. Authored by four world-renowned leadership experts, including the legendary Ken Blanchard, it draws on an extraordinary seven-year research study on how successful corporate executives exert influence. The authors begin by presenting self-change as your must urgent leadership challenge, and showing how your values and personality govern your actions, even when you don't realize it. You'll examine the inner self you're currently bringing to your "moments of influence," discovering how your disposition, values, beliefs, and persona are contributing right now to your success -- or failure. Throughout, the authors present proven, values-based approaches to leadership in both group settings and one-to-one contexts.

The New One Minute Manager

Available in: Hardcover

A new edition based on the timeless business classic updated to help today s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world.

For decades, The One Minute Manager(r) 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 written The New One Minute Manager 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 the original was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever."


The New One Minute Manager

Available in: Paperback Large Print

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(r) 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 updatedThe One Minute Mangerto 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."


Refire! Don't Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Available in: Hardcover
Refire! Don't Retire asks readers the all-important question: as you look at the years ahead, what can you do to make them satisfying and meaningful?
Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz point out that some people see their later years as a time to endure rather than as an exciting opportunity. Both research and common sense confirm that people who embrace these years with energy and gusto rather than withdrawing and waiting for things to happen consistently make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.
In the trademark Ken Blanchard style, the authors tell the compelling story of Larry and Janice Sparks, who discover how to see each day as an opportunity to enhance their relationships, stimulate their minds, revitalize their bodies, and grow spiritually. As they learn to be open to new experiences, Larry and Janice rekindle passion in every area of their lives.
Readers will find humor, practical information, and profound wisdom in Refire! Don't Retire. Best of all, they will be inspired to make all the years ahead truly worth living.

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do

Available in: Hardcover
"Written by the bestselling authors Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller, The Secret (over 500,000 copies sold) answered a question most leaders ask at some point in their career, "What do I need to do to be a great leader?" In this third edition, the authors have added a self-assessment and a set of frequently asked questions"--

Legendary Service: The Key Is to Care

Available in: Hardcover
Blanchard provides business leaders and employees with the one book they need to raise customer service to a world-class levelthe key to building a more solid, profitable company

Fit at Last: Look and Feel Better Once and for All

Available in: Hardcover
"Megaselling author Ken Blanchard shares his own story of howafter countless failed attemptshe finally was able to break his cycle of weight gain at age 73, losing over 30 pounds and shedding five inches from his waistline. Ken and his trainer Tim Kearin share techniques that any person can use to get started, overcome obstacles, establish new habits, and enjoy lasting success in becoming healthy and fit in middle age or older age"

Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership II (Updated)

Available in: Hardcover

This updated edition of management guru Ken Blanchard s classic work Leadership and the One Minute Manager(r) teaches leaders the world renowned method of developing self-reliance in those they manage: Situational Leadership(r) II.

From Leadership and the One Minute Manager(r) you ll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; and how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person.

By consistently using Situational Leadership(r) II s proven model and powerful techniques, leaders can develop and retain competent, committed employees. This remarkable, easy-to-follow book is a priceless guide to personalized leadership that elicits the best performance from your staff and the best bottom line for any business."


Trust Works!: Four Keys to Building Lasting Relationships

Available in: Hardcover
In this enlightening guide developed from his popular Trust Works! training program, #1 bestselling author and management guru Blanchard turns his vast knowledge and insight to one of the most timely and complex issues that affects all areas: trust.

Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life

Available in: Hardcover
Successful leaders don't rest on the laurels. Leadership must be a living process, and life means growth. "Great Leaders Grow" shows leaders and aspiring leaders precisely which areas to focus on so they can remain effective throughout their lives.

Full Steam Ahead!: Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life (Revised, Expanded)

Available in: Hardcover
The lessons of "Full Steam Ahead!" are revealed through the inspirational story of two people who were able to create a vision for the place they worked and for their own lives. This bestseller is now fully revised and updated.

The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure

Available in: Paperback
Packaged for you in bestseller form by The One-Minute Manager author Ken Blanchard and the entrepreneur and founder of Chic-Fil-A restaurants, S. Truett Cathy, The Generosity Factor invites you to discover the secret of true success. Here's a hint: it's what Jesus told us about giving away our time, talent, and treasure. Read this book ... reap the rewards.

Whale Done Parenting: How to Make Parenting a Positive Experience for You and Your Kids

Available in: Paperback
What does raising children have to do with training killer whales? More than you'd think. Mega-selling author Ken Blanchard teams up again with his Whale Done coauthors to show how positive reinforcement techniques used by trainers at Seaworld can help parents bring out the best in their children.

Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations

Available in: Hardcover
In this updated edition, the author of "The One Minute Manager" extends his breakthrough work on delivering legendary customer service, creating raving fans, and building Partnerships for Performance that empower everyone who works for and with company leaders.

Who Killed Change?: Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change

Available in: Hardcover
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The One-Minute Manager" offers a refreshing new twist on the business parable, using a murder mystery to teach organizations how to master the perils and opportunities of change.

Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called "Don't Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A"

Available in: Hardcover
The first work in the new Leading at a Higher Level series offers in-depth, specific examples of how leaders and their organizations have successfully implemented Blanchard's leadership techniques.

The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams: New and Revised Edition (New and Revised)

Available in: Hardcover

Newly updated and backed by decades of research, this classic guide will equip leaders and team members alike to unleash the power of teamwork.

Never before in the history of the workplace has the concept of teamwork been more important to the functioning of successful organizations. Ken Blanchard, bestselling coauthor of Raving Fans, The One Minute Manager(R) and Gung Ho!, teams up with Donald Carew and Eunice Parisi-Carew to explain how all groups move through four stages of development on their way to becoming high performing teams--orientation, dissatisfaction, integration and production. The authors then show how a manager can help any group become effective quickly and with a minimum of stress.


Lead Like Jesus: Lessons for Everyone from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time

Available in: Paperback

"The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time." -Ken Blanchard

With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his life experiences, veteran author, speaker and leadership expert Ken Blanchard guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. He describes it as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head-and two external domains-the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book.


The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business

Available in: Hardcover
The authors offer every businessperson and would-be entrepreneur a treasure trove of wisdom on how to think, act, and live passionately, no matter their industry.

The 4th Secret of the One Minute Manager: A Powerful Way to Make Things Better

Available in: Hardcover
In the classic bestseller, "The One Minute Manager," Blanchard and Spencer Johnson defined the three secrets of good management. Blanchard and McBride now offer a fourth secret, the One Minute Apology--one of the most powerful actions for improving company and employee morale.

The Heart of a Leader: Insights on the Art of Influence

Available in: Hardcover
Arranged for people with busy schedules, "The Heart of a Leader" offers Blanchards most important insights in an accessible format. Thoroughly challenging and deeply inspiring, this classic captures the profound wisdom and valuable insight that only he delivers.

Know Can Do!: Put Your Know-How Into Action

Available in: Hardcover
Know Can Do! is a teaching parable in the tradition of Ken Blanchard's bestselling business books. It tells the story of a well known author who is troubled by the gap between what people know: all the good advice they've digested intellectually from books and seminars, and what they actually do. Seeking a way to close this learning-doing gap, the author sets out on a journey to find a solution. He soon meets a legendary businessman named Carl Hesse, who has discovered the secrets of putting knowledge into action. Carl teaches the author the three reasons people don't make the leap from knowing to doing and The key to overcoming these roadblocks. Through Carl Hesse and his colleagues, the author learns life-changing secrets that provide answers to the age-old question: ""Why don't I do what I know I should do?"" Know Can Do! teaches people at all levels how to apply life-changing techniques to reach their fullest potential.

Speaking of Success: World Class Experts Share Their Secrets

Available in: Paperback
Those who choose to travel the road of success must also travel the road of continuing education. Success is about being prepared. Every time you read a book that contains the experiences of successful people, you are advancing on your own personal road to success whatever that word means to you. The authors in this book will help you expand your horizons and gain a whole new perspective on how to achieve success.

Go Team!: Take Your Team to the Next Level

Available in: Paperback
Effective teams are increasingly recognized as crucial to business success, but few people really understand how to build a team that taps and blends the skills of each member for a winning whole. In clear, simple language, ""Go Team!"" shows how to create that powerhouse team. Authored by the bestselling author Ken Blanchard, whose various leadership books have sold over 13 million copies, ""Go Team!"" outlines a three-step process that can benefit work teams, project teams, problem solving teams, leadership teams, and more. The book begins by defining what constitutes a great team, using examples from real life. It details elements critical to using conflict effectively, making and implementing decisions, sharing leadership among members, and being accountable for results. The book then explores the three stages of a change process to achieve greatness: sowing seeds for change, dealing with discouragement, and preparing for takeoff.

Putting the One Minute Manager to Work: How to Turn the 3 Secrets Into Skills

Available in: Hardcover

The One Minute Manager, published in 1982, took the world by storm. More than 13 million copies have been sold in this country and it has been translated into more than 25 languages, making it one of the most influential books about business management ever written. The second book in this record-breaking series, Putting the One Minute Manager to Work, turns the three secrets of One Minute Management into day-to-day skills and shows how they work in real-life situations. By going straight to boardrooms and assembly lines for their examples, the authors put the One Minute concepts into working systems that directly affect a company's bottom line. Here is the next step in the revolutionary, simple, and uniquely effective system that is changing how the world runs business.


Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Self Leadership

Available in: Hardcover
The author of the bestselling classic "The One-Minute Manager" explores the skills needed to become an effective self-leader.

It Takes Less Than One Minute to Suit Up for the Lord

Available in: Paperback
Ken Blanchard wanted to give something very special to his family and friends one Christmas. So he sat down and wrote about the most important thing in his life: his journey to God. That extended letter became this book. In it, Ken writes about this new life with the same warm conversational style that helped turn The One Minute Manager?, co-authored with Spencer Johnson, into an international bestseller. He puts aside religious jargon to bring to spiritual life a practical, everyday approach that anyone can follow. It Takes Less Than One Minute to Suit Up for the Lord is more than simply the account of a journey to faith. For, as Ken will tell you, the journey's not complete. Sustained growth requires discipline. So Ken shares what has worked for him, how faith sinks in and affects daily life, and how it touches business and family. Ken also shows how, in his words, you can get off the bench, suit up, and get into the game. For Ken Blanchard, his journey began with an acceptance of the simple truth that God loved him. It was a rediscovery of a faith once known in childlike innocence, a faith strong enough to support him as an adult. Ken's journey is for all who wonder how the best in life can be made even better.

Leadership Smarts

Available in: Paperback
This condensed and updated version of the bestselling "The Heart of a Leader" is a collection of powerful principles on leadership and management from most of Blanchard's books, along with his personal insights and wisdom regarding those principles.

The On-Time, On-Target Manager: How a "Last-Minute Manager" Conquered Procrastination

Available in: Hardcover
The author of the bestselling classic "The One-Minute( Manager" explores one of the most common and insidious problems plaguing the workplace: Procrastination.

Managing by Values: How to Put Your Values Into Action for Extraordinary Results

Available in: Paperback
The Fortune 500 list, defined by size and volume, is the current measure of success in the corporate world. This timely book suggests instead a ""Fortunate 500"" list, based on the quality of service available to customers and the quality of life accessible to employees.

The One Minute Manager

Available in: Hardcover

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. These very real results were achieved through learning the management techniques that spell profitability for the organization and its employees.

The One Minute Manager is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands.

The book also presents several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences that clearly explain why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book's end you will know how to apply them to your own situation and enjoy the benefits.

That's why The One Minute Manager has continued to appear on business bestseller lists for more than two decades, and has become an international sensation.


The Transparent Leader: Spiritual Secrets of Nineteen Successful Men

Available in: Paperback
Leadership comes with a high price tag for many men. TOO HIGH. But for the man who knows the costs of leadership and prepares himself for the challenges he faces, the rewards can be great. In The Transparent Leader, businessman Dwight Johnson invites you to glean wisdom from 19 prominent men, some of whom learned their lessons the hard way as they faced and triumphed over problems such as: Family Stress Moral Failure Business Reverses Spiritual Bankruptcy These men emerged from their struggles as stronger, better leaders -- and so can any man who is willing to be open and transparent in his leadership role. Included are chapters by: Chuck Colson, founder, chairman of the board, Prison Fellowship Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The Oner Minute Manager Bill McCartney, president and founder, Promise Keepers Jim Amos, president, Mail Boxes, Etc. John Couch, former vice president, Apple Computer plus 14 other Christian leaders.

El Manager Al Minuto (Rayo)

Available in: Paperback

Durante mas de diez anos, miles de managers de alto nivel y companias de la lista de Fortune 500 en todo el pais, han seguido la metodologia de este libro logrando asi aumentar la productividad, la satisfaccion laboral y la prosperidad personal. Estos resultados concretos se lograron mediante el aprendizaje de metodos directivos que se traducen en ganancias para la organizacion y sus empleados, razon por la cual se considera que son la respuesta a la Teoria Z del Japon.

El Manager al Minuto es una historia concisa y facil de leer que demuestra tres metodos directivos muy practicos. El desenlace de la historia revela estudios llevados a cabo en el campo de la medicina y de las ciencias del comportamiento humano. Explican claramente por que estos metodos, aparentemente sencillos, funcionan de forma tan eficaz para tantas personas. Al terminar de leer libro usted sabra como aplicarlos a su propia situacion.

Es por eso que El Manager al Minuto se ha convertido en uno de los libros sobre metodos directivos de mas venta en Estados Unidos y ha causado sensacion a nivel nacional. La revista People, the Today show, The Merv Griffin Show, y otros programas de television han presentado segmentos informativos sobre este libro.

Miles de personas en cientos de organizaciones en Estados Unidos se estan beneficiando de El Manager al Minuto, entre ellos, hombres y mujeres en: Chase Manhattan Bank, el gobierno de la ciudad de Pittsburgh, Holiday Inn, American Can, Harvard University, Cornell University, Monsanto, Georgia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson, 20th Century-Fox Video, Kentucky Fried Chicken, ARA Services, Hewlett-Packard, Pepsi-Cola Bottling, Apple Computers, Texaco, Lockheed, Hickory Frams, AT&T y muchas otras organizaciones menores.


Servant Leader

Available in: Hardcover

Best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges' Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets.

Servant Leader summarizes the Four Dimensions of Leadership:

  • the head (leadership assumptions and methods)
  • the hands (application and leadership behavior)
  • the heart (edging God out)
  • the habits (solitude, prayer, study of scripture, unconditional love, etc.)

The thousands who have attended his seminars witnessed the transforming power of this unconventional approach. Readers seeking to grow as leaders and business executives will find Servant Leader nothing short of life-changing.


The One Minute Apology: A Powerful Way to Make Things Better

Available in: Hardcover
The phenomenal business classic "The One Minute Manager" introduced three secrets of management. Now told in Blanchard's signature breezy style, this enlightening business parable presents a concept that is one of the most powerful actions for improving company and employee moral.

Zap the Gaps!: Target Higher Performance and Achieve It!

Available in: Hardcover
In the bestselling tradition of "The One-Minute Manager(, Zap the Gaps!" combines a fast moving business parable with step-by-step instructions for implementing the GAPS approach to problem solving.

Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute

Available in: Paperback
Empowerment is not about giving power to people but releasing the power people already have. So say the authors of Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute. Now more than ever, organizations are maximizing their effectiveness by tapping their most vital resource -- the talents of their employees.

This book presents a game plan for empowering employees by defining three essential keys: sharing information, creating autonomy through boundaries, and replacing hierarchy with teams. Revised throughout, this edition uses more contemporary examples and language to address concerns specific to younger employees.


The Passion Plan: A Step-By-Step Guide to Discovering, Developing, and Living Your Passion (Revised)

Available in: Paperback
Find Your Passion and Change Your Life"Provides clear explanations, insightful self-assessments and inspiring stories of people both ordinary and famous."--Newsday"An inspiring call to action."--Publishers Weekly"Written with the burning fire he espouses, Richard Chang's The Passion Plan powerfully teaches us how to ignite the embers of our dreams in order to truly find success and happiness."--Stephen R. Covey, author of the No. 1 best-seller, The 7-Habits of Highly Effective Peoplea"Richard Chang boldly challenges us not only to seek and find the passions which exist in all of us, but more importantly equips us with a plan to pursue those passions all the way to a rewarding and fulfilling life!"--Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Managera"The Passion Plan offers a simple, easy-to-follow recipe for finding your own special passion and following it to greater personal satisfaction and success."--Debbi Fields, founder and chief cookie lover, Mrs. Fields CookiesTHE AUTHORRichard Chang is CEO of Richard Chang Associates, Inc., a performance-improvement consulting, training, and publishing firm headquartered in Irvine, California. He is internationally recognized for his strategic planning, performance measurement, quality improvement, organization development, change management, product realization, customer service, and human resource development expertise. Chang has consulted to a wide range of organizations--including Toshiba, Marriott, Nabisco, Universal Studios, Citibank, Nortel Networks, Fidelity Investments, and McDonalds. He has served as chair of the board for the American Society for Training and Development and as a judge for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the U.S. Chang is the author or co-author of more than twenty books on business and personal development, including The Passion Plan at Work (Jossey-Bass, 2001).

Little Book of Coaching: Motivating People to Be Winners

Available in: Hardcover
NFL legend Shula and bestselling author Blanchard distill the best of "Everyone's A Coach" in this inspiring, handy and highly useful guide to leadership and limitless success.

High Five! None of Us Is as Smart as All of Us

Available in: Hardcover
The authors of "Raving Fans, Gung Ho!" and"Big Bucks!" return with another winning guide--a blueprint for successful team building in any organization. Told as a parable, "High Five!" is the story of Alan Foster, who is fired because, as his boss puts it, "Alan, we need good producers but producers who are team players". By helping with his son's hockey team, Alan learns the magic of working together and that "none of us is as smart as all of us".

Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Available in: Hardcover Large Print, Hardcover
From one of the world's most recognized experts on management comes a simple parable filled with insights designed to help readers manage change quickly and prevail in changing times. Written for all ages, the story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime.

Big Bucks!

Available in: Hardcover

With Big Bucks! bestselling authors Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles unlock the secrets of making serious money for both you and your company. Through a series of easy-to-follow steps and powerful strategies, Blanchard and Bowles show how anyone can create lasting wealth. By focusing on concepts like commitment, intensity, purpose, and even fun, the authors have crafted a totally new--and irresistible--paradigm for unlimited success.

Written in the parable style of their previous books, Raving Fans and Gung Ho!., which were Business Week, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal business bestsellers, Big Bucks! introduces Len, who doesn't just want more money--he wants to be a millionaire. Under the direction and guidance of a group of mentors, Len must overcome three challenges on his way to attaining more wealth than he ever dreamed possible. Len learns that these three tests can be undertaken by any individual or organization in the pusuit of big bucks. And he also sees that while making big money, he can accomplish even more valuable achievements by being generous with his time, talents, and prosperity.

Packed with practical advice, Big Bucks! is a must-read for any individual or business professional seeking wealth. It's destined to become one of the major money books in the twenty-first century.


Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Available in: Hardcover
In this engrossing parable, a fictional manager is charged with the responsibility of turning a chronically unenthusiastic and unhelpful department into an effective team. Addressing today's work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an appealing message that applies to any sector of any organization, "Fish!" offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profound--the hallmarks of a true business classic.

One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams, the REV. (Revised, Updated)

Available in: Hardcover
Blanchard's classic book on achieving excellence through team building has been revised and updated to explain how all groups move through four stages of development on their way to becoming a high performing team.

Leadership by the Book: Tools to Transform Your Workplace

Available in: Hardcover
The bestselling co-author of "The One Minute Manager" and "Gung Ho!" turns tothe Bible as a source of guidance for helping leaders attain high performancewith integrity.

The One Minute Golfer: Enjoying the Great Game More

Available in: Paperback
Previously published as: Playing the great game of golf.

The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life

Available in: Paperback
This is the story of a One Minute Manager who was so successful in every way that he forgot one important thing: He forgot to stay physically fit. He was so much in demand that he ate on the run, didn't take time to exercise, and all the while saw his weight balloon and his breath grow shorter. He soon discovered success in business was endangering his health. His life was out of balance.For all those busy, achieving people with overcrowded schedules, here is a useful blueprint that shows how to manage stress and make a lifetime commitment to fitness and well-being. By following four important strategies for balancing a complicated life, everyone can get their bodies back into shape and their lives into proper perspective. The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life offers a way to achieve not only a new, healthier style of living but increased productivity as well. For the millions of readers of Ken Blanchard's bestselling books--including Raving Fans and Gung Ho!--here's invaluable advice for getting the most out of life.

The 3 Keys to Empowerment: Release the Power Within People for Astonishing Results

Available in: Paperback
""Empowerment"" can be a mind-numbing topic, but in The 3 Keys to Empowerment, Ken Blanchard and his coauthors use concrete examples, a Q&A format, case histories, and entertaining sidebars to keep the discussion lively. The authors show that empowerment is not about giving people power, it's about releasing the power they already have.

Gung Ho!: Turn on the People in Any Organization

Available in: Hardcover
The authors of "Raving Fans" now offer an invaluable new strategy for creating enthusiastic employees.

Everyone's a Coach: Five Business Secrets for High Performance Coaching

Available in: Paperback
Are the people who report to you giving you their best? Is your team--whether a group of employees, a classroom of students, or your family--performing at its fullest potential? NFL coaching legend Don Shula and renowned business consultant Ken Blanchard team up in Everyone's a Coach to share their secrets for inspiring others to greatness. At the heart of their book is a simple acronym that describes the qualities of an effective leader: -Conviction-driven--never compromise your beliefs. - Overlearning--practice until it's perfect. - Audible-ready--know when to change. - Consistency--respond predictably to performance. - Honesty-based--walk your talk. Using an effective "tag-team" approach, Shula and Blanchard personally "unpack" the five leadership secrets behind this acronym. First, Shula tells you how each coaching concept worked on the field. Then, Blanchard explains how to apply that concept to your leadership situation. Complete with a self-test for measuring your personal coaching effectiveness, Everyone's a Coach will help you unleash the excellence in anyone.

Raving Fans

Available in: Hardcover
Written in the parable style of The One Minute Manager by its co-author, Raving Fans uses a brilliantly simple and charming story to teach how to define a vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make stunning customer service a constant feature--not just another program of the month.

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

Available in: Hardcover

One simple idea can set you free: Don't take on a problem if it isn't yours! One of the most liberating books in the extraordinary One Minute Manager Library teaches managers an unforgettable lesson: how to have time to do what they want and need to do. The authors tell why managers who accept every problem given them by their staffs become hopeless bottlenecks. With a vivid, humorous, and too-familar scenario they show a manager loaded down by all the monkeys that have jumped from their rightful owners onto his back. Then step by step they show how managers can free themselves from doing everyone else's job and ensure that every problem is handled by the proper staff person. By using Oncken's Four Rules of Monkey Management managers will learn to become effective supervisors of time, energy, and talent -- especially their own.

If you have ever wondered why you are in the office on the weekends and your staff is on the golf course, The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey is for youit's priceless!


One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

Available in: Paperback
When a person goes to the boss with a problem and the boss agrees to do something about it, the monkey is off his back and onto the boss's. How can managers avoid these leaping monkeys? Here is priceless advice from three famous experts: how managers can meet their own priorities, give back other people's monkeys, and let them solve their own problems.

The Power of Ethical Management

Available in: Hardcover
The authors of two of the bestselling books of all time (The Power of Positive Thinking and The One Minute Manager) join forces to prove that a strong code of morality is the first step to success in business. Gives practical advice on how to make good, hard-headed decisions that are ethically based.

Organizational Change Through Effective Leadership (Revised)

Available in: Paperback
This volume illustrates how behavioral science theory and research are helpful to practicing managers in diagnosing human situations and in carrying through strategies for change.