He is the author of several best-selling books, including the blockbuster international bestseller The One Minute Manager and the giant business best-sellers Raving Fans, Gung Ho! and Whale Done! His coauthored books about Jesus as the ultimate leadership role model (Leadership by the Book and The Servant Leader) have ignited a “Lead Like Jesus” movement. Additional books include the inspirational The Simple Truths of Service, which he co-authored with Barbara Glanz, and Heart of a Leader.
He and his wife, Margie, live and work in San Diego. They spend free time with their beloved dog, Joy.