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The One Minute Manager Hardcover – October 7, 2003
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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
Ken Blanchard, PhD, is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored 60 books, including Raving Fans and Gung Ho! (with Sheldon Bowles). His groundbreaking works have been translated into over 40 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies. In 2005 he was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time. The recipient of numerous leadership awards and honors, he is cofounder with his wife, Margie, of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a leading international training and consulting firm.
Spencer Johnson, MD, is one of the most admired thought leaders and widely read authors in the world. His books, including the #1 bestseller Who Moved My Cheese?, are embedded in our language and culture. Called "The King of Parables" by USA Today, Dr. Johnson is often referred to as the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work. His brief books contain insights and practical tools that millions of people use to enjoy more happiness and success with less stress. Over 50 million copies of Spencer Johnson's books are in use worldwide in 47 languages.
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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.