The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

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Harper Collins, 1989 - Business & Economics - 137 pages
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One simple idea can set you free: Don't take on a problem if it isn't yours! One of the most liberating books in the extraordinary One Minute Manager Library teaches managers an unforgettable lesson: how to have time to do what they want and need to do. The authors tell why managers who accept every problem given them by their staffs become hopeless bottlenecks. With a vivid, humorous, and too-familar scenario they show a manager loaded down by all the monkeys that have jumped from their rightful owners onto his back. Then step by step they show how managers can free themselves from doing everyone else's job and ensure that every problem is handled by the proper staff person. By using Oncken's Four Rules of Monkey Management managers will learn to become effective supervisors of time, energy, and talent -- especially their own. -- Publisher description.

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This is a great book for anyone that feels overwhelmed with always having too much to do. Learn how to get monkeys off your back and to give them to someone else! Read full review

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Although easily misenterpretable in the wrong hands, I think this book covers what some leaders may be missing. You usually have to manage before you lead, and here explains a lot of the why. Read full review


The Problem
Meeting with the One Minute Manager
Definition of a Monkey
Vicious Cycle
The Depth of the Problem
A Feeling of Optimism
Onckens Rules of Monkey Management
Insurance Policies
Feeding and Checkups
A Summary of Onckens Four Rules of Monkey
Balancing Three Kinds of Organizational Time
SystemImposed Time
The Ultimate Conversion

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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.

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