The One Minute Manager Anniversary Ed: The World's Most Popular Management Method

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Harper Collins, Sep 1, 1982 - Business & Economics - 112 pages
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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. These very real results were achieved through learning the management techniques that spell profitability for the organization and its employees.

The One Minute Manager is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands.

The book also presents several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences that clearly explain why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book's end you will know how to apply them to your own situation and enjoy the benefits.

That's why The One Minute Manager has continued to appear on business bestseller lists for more than two decades, and has become an international sensation.


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Page 5 - The Symbol The One Minute Manager's symbol — a one-minute readout from the face of a modern digital watch — is intended to remind each of us to take a minute out of our day to look into the faces of the people we manage. And to realize that they are our most important resources.
Page 44 - . 1. Tell people up front that you are going to let them know how they are doing.
Page 11 - Once there was a bright young man who was looking for an effective manager. He wanted to work for one. He wanted to become one. His search had taken him over many years to the far corners of the world. He had been in small towns and in the capitals of powerful nations. (Blanchard and Johnson, 1983: 11) In his search, he met ‘tough' managers, but he did not like them.
Page 15 - Effective managers," he thought, "manage themselves and the people they work with so that both the organization and the people profit from their presence.
Page 59 - Tell people up front that you are going to let them know how they are doing. 2. Praise people immediately. 3. Tell people what they did right— be specific. 4. Tell people how good you feel about what they did right, and how it helps the organization and the other people who work there. 5. Stop for a moment of silence to let them "feel
Page 44 - Tell people how good you feel about what they did right, and how it helps the organization and the other people who work there. 5. Stop for a moment of silence to let them "feel" how good you feel. 6. Encourage them to do more of the same. 7. Shake hands or touch people in a way that makes it clear that you support their success in the organization.
Page 104 - ... Perhaps what The New One Minute Sales Person enjoyed most was knowing that he didn't experience the daily emotional and physical stress other people subjected themselves to. He was living and working On Purpose. And he knew that many other people who worked with him enjoyed the same benefits. His company had fewer costly personnel turnovers, less personal illness, and less absenteeism. The benefits were significant. He felt capable of dealing with the present and well prepared for the future...
Page 30 - When I first came to work here I spotted a problem that needed to be solved, but I didn't know what to do. So I called the One Minute Manager. When he answered the phone, I said, Sir, I have a problem. Before I could get another word out, he said, Good! That's what you've been hired to solve. Then there was a dead silence on the other end of the phone. "I didn't know what to do. The silence was deafening. I eventually stuttered out, But, but, Sir, I don't know how to solve this problem. "Trenell,...
Page 59 - ... 6. Shake hands, or touch them in a way that lets them know you are honestly on their side. 7. Remind them how much you value them. 8. Reaffirm that you think well of them but not of their performance in this situation. 9. Realize that when the reprimand is over, it's over.
Page 34 - Write out each of your goals on a single sheet of paper using less than 250 words. 4. Read and re-read each goal, which requires only a minute or so each time you do it.

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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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