- Paperback: 111 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Trade (October 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425062651
- ISBN-13: 978-0425062654
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 647 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The One Minute Manager Paperback – October 1, 1983
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"I am thrilled with the new One Minute Manager - a hugely helpful resource in a constantly changing world" --Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Former Head of corporate social Innovation- Twitter Inc
This book needs no introduction. Long before there were these large bible-like must do/don't of management, there was this slim 100 page book. It sets the tone for the best approach that you should have as a manager. I gift this book to my associates who took up the People Manager(mentor) role at our company. It's simple yet powerful, concise & unbelievably effective. If you have never read any management book, I highly recommend this be your first book on management!! --Naimesh Kundanani - Delhi, 6 Mar 2013
One of the toughest things in today s fast moving world is "Simplicity". A lot of us find it difficult to simply things and end up complicating it further. The beauty of NEW one minute manager is its "Simple" A very small and simple book that highlights key areas that managers typically struggle. Wonderful book and must read for all leaders and managers. --Harish Hegde on 09 May, 2016 --This text refers to the Audible Audio Edition edition.
About the Author
Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D., is one of the most recognizable names in American business today. His One Minute Manager® Library has sold over nine million copies worldwide. He is also an award-winning speaker and business consultant.
Spencer Johnson, M.D., is the author of the runaway hit, Who Moved My Cheese?. Eleven million of his books are in print in 26 different languages. --This text refers to the Audible Audio Edition edition.
Top customer reviews
The book is almost 30 years old and, because it's more principle centered rather than practical, I would say it has stood the test of time quite well. Given today's complex work environment, where often times responsibilities are difuse and not clearly defined, things like "one minute" goal settings should be taken in a more aspirational than in a literal way, and as long as you see it that way you can get much value out of this book. In fact many performance management systems today are already based on these ideas, so it's useful to understand them.
About the content of the book:
The One Minute Manager reveals three secrets to productive and efficient managing as told through a young man's search for the perfect managing and leading skills. These three secrets are: One minute goals, one minute employee praisings, and one minute reprimand.
These are all good advise for all the managers how to become a better leader and be more effective in their job.
The one minute manager approach is not only to do those three things (above), but to do them in a minute. This is great because a meeting would only last a minute. Meetings can carry on longer than expected without a way to know when to terminate the meeting. Also, some theorists say that meetings generally serve the purpose of affirming who is in charge. This theory at least offers an explanation for why top management appears to enjoy meetings, especially longer ones, while the rank and file tends merely to endure many meetings.
It listened to it twice during my commuting. Got me ready to improve my management style.