The One Minute Manager

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9780007202676: The One Minute Manager

The original, best-selling blockbuster which has transformed businesses world-wide. Now available in audiobook on both cassette and CD.

The blockbuster number 1 international bestselling phenomenon is back … not that it ever really went away. An easy to absorb story, which quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques. It also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioural sciences, which help listeners to understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people.

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A measurement of a good leader is ability to develop other leaders, not followers. In today's world, many new supervisors are thrust into a "baptism by fire" management environment. I found this book to be an easy to read guide that arms newcomers to management with the basic tools for building worker relationships and getting the best out of their staffs. As a result, their efforts are guided into decisions that generate increasingly positive outcomes in uncomfortable situations. Self confidence builds and leadership/management styles improve. I have made it a habit during my welcome interviews to provide each new management employee with a copy of "The One Minute Manager". We all enjoy the benefits! --By Joe Ruszczyk on March 6, 2000

When most people become a manager for the first time, they are more than a little unsure of themselves. Naturally, they often use speech and ways of doing things that they have seen others use. That's great if their role models are good, but can be terrible otherwise. The One Minute Manager provides a positive role model for those who have not yet seen one, and good reinforcement for those who have not seen one lately. If organizations try to operate on the assumption that only the manager has ideas worth acting on, then very little will be accomplished. The One Minute Manager provides a useful model for opening up and stimulating the minds of everyone in the organization to accomplish more. Not only is this advice worth following from an effectiveness point of view, it will also make you feel better about yourself as a manager and as a person when you follow it. And you will certainly make those who report to you feel a lot better, as well. I like the use of a parable to help each of us reexamine ourselves, because it makes the reader feel less defensive. But be sure to remember what you gut instincts would have been in the same situations the One Minute Manager describes. Otherwise, you may miss the point of how much your behavior needs to change. This is one of a handful of books well worth rereading annually. Unlike most business books, this one is short and easy to read. The academic language has been banished, and it is well written. If you want to go beyond The One Minute Manager to get even better results, you will have to learn and use other beneficial habits as well. But you can have all the great ideas in the world, and if you annoy and stifle everyone around you, not much will happen. So think of this book as necessary for more success, but not sufficient in and of itself for getting the utmost benefits in working with others. --By Donald Mitchell

From the Back Cover:

‘I’m a One Minute Manager.’
‘You ‘re what?’
The manager laughed and said, ‘I’m a One Minute Manager. I call myself that because it takes very little time for me to get very big results from people.’

How does the One Minute Manager do this? Behind his success lie just three secrets.

The leaders of American and Japanese industry have made this book compulsory reading for all their managers. You can’t afford to miss out.

“This is a remarkable book about management. It takes very little time to read its powerful recipe for getting big results from people – in very little time.”
ROBERT HELLER, Editor, 'Management Today'

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Blanchard, Ken; Johnson, Spencer
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007202679 ISBN 13: 9780007202676
New Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2005. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007202679

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