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Not a great follow-up to the original One Minute Manager book
on May 25, 2013
This book is ok, but definitely not at the caliber of the original One Minute Manager book. Having taken training at work based on Situational Leadership that focuses on the same concepts of adaptive management I was disappointed in how the material was presented. The training i took was far more effective in delivering the lessons of self leadership. While I could relate to the main character in the story who was recently promoted to a leadership role and the challenges of learning how to operate in a new job function, the character that delivered the management lessons (Cayla) was distracting. Cayla's role made a plausible work situation seem like an improbable scenario with a stalker-like mentor and made the book uninteresting. I get the idea of framing the book as a story that people can relate to and having the material seem less academic, but unfortunately the Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager fails to deliver.