The One Minute Manager Meets The Monkey

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HarperCollins, Nov 28, 1989 - Business & Economics - 144 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.

If you have ever wondered why you are in the office on the weekends and your staff is on the golf course, The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey is for youit's priceless!

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

Had some good practical advise about how to avoid letting other people pile their work up on you. This was required reading for a leadership class. Read full review

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User Review  - ones - Overstock.com

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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Ken Blanchard is an international bestselling author and motivational speaker whose books, including The One Minute Manager, The One Minute Entrepreneur™, and Leading at a Higher Level, have sold more than eighteen million copies in thirty languages. He lives in San Diego, California.

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