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The One Minute Manager Paperback – July 15, 1986
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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.
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While some of the material presented here is noteworthy, I find it a bit difficult to digest when I feel like I am being force fed with the oversized spoon of absolutism. It's like walking away from a politician whose delivery style is yelling at you, and s/he wonders why you're leaving.
I'll be including this tape set in my next box of donation items.
While you or I may have thought of it, or part of it at some point, it's nice to have a quick book lay it all out for you to digest and internalize as a whole philosophy for managing any group of people.
Unfortunately the majority of people that move up to the title of manager have little to no training ... managing people. My personal experience is that anyone without management training decides that managing = "cracking the whip" and then doesn't understand when he not only doesn't get the results he expected but that his entire team wishes he would die in a fire.
This book should be required reading for anyone promoted to manager.
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.
If you buy this book you will not be disappointed. I initially purchased this book as required reading for one of my classes and I couldn't be happier that I was introduced.
This is a great gift item for those who are into self-help books or business professionals. Enjoy!
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I have given as a gift to new comers. I think it's sage advice.