Kenneth Hartely Blanchard was born May 6, 1939, in Orange, New Jersey. He married Marjorie McKee, a business consultant, in 1962. He founded Blanchard Training and Development in 1977. Blanchard has cowritten several books on management, including one of the best-selling management books of all time, The One-Minute Manager (1982) with Spencer Johnson. In the book, the authors describe effective and efficient management skills. The basics to good management are setting goals, praising, and reprimanding. Blanchard says that these skills can easily be translated to work in the home as well as the office. Blanchard lives in San Diego, California.
Spencer Johnson is one of the authors of The One Minute Manager, one of the most successful business self-improvement books of all times. The book has been translated into more than two dozen languages and inspired a series of similar books. Johnson has written other books on his own and with Kenneth Blanchard, his One Minute Manager co-author.