Spencer Johnson is known for the ValueTales series of children's books, and for his 1998 motivational book Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, which recurred on the New York Times Bestseller list, on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover nonfiction list. Johnson is chairman of Spencer Johnson Partners.
Johnson also wrote the book "Yes" or "No": The Guide to Better Decisions, which has been translated into a number of languages including Italian, Spanish, Korean and German . He co-authored the One Minute Manager series of books with management writer Ken Blanchard, though each author has added their own books to the series. His latest book is Peaks And Valleys.
Johnson's books have been translated into twenty-six languages.