The 59-Second Employee is an employees response to formula management, an antidote to the quick-fix corporation. It is a little book that speaks volumes about cooperation in management and brings more control to those at the bottom of the corporate ladder. It describes how employees can use one-minute phrasing, reprimands, and goal-setting to their own advantage and how any employee can learn to manage up. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin, The 59-Second Employee sold more than 100,000 copies and was reprinted in numerous foreign editions. It was a Publishers Weekly best-selling trade paperback.