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The One Minute Manager is a book written by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. The book centered around using one minute goal setting, one minute praising, and one minute reprimands as management techniques. When the book was published in 1982, it quickly became a bestseller. It was listed as number eleven on the New York Times Bestseller list and nearly ten million copies were sold between 1982 and 2001. For some businesses, it became required reading in the late 1990s. 

In the early 2000s, controversy arose when it was realized most of the book had been plagiarized. About forty percent of the book’s contents closely resembled an article published by business professor Arthur Elliott Carlisle. Carlisle’s article was titled "MacGregor" and was published in the journal Organizational Dynamics. At first, accusations of plagiarism were denied, but eventually it was acknowledged that the content in question was taken from Carlisle’s work.


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