Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness through Situational Leadershipby Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, Drea Zigarmi
Pub. Date: 10/28/1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
In clear, simple terms Leadership and the One Minute Manager® teaches managers the art of Situational Leadership®--a simple system that refutes the conventional management mandate of treating all employees equally. Here, you'll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or/em>
In clear, simple terms Leadership and the One Minute Manager® teaches managers the art of Situational Leadership®--a simple system that refutes the conventional management mandate of treating all employees equally. Here, you'll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person; and how consistent use of the One Minute techniques will produce better management and enhanced motivation on all levels. This remarkable, easy-to-follow book is a priceless guide to creative, personalized leadership that elicits the best performance from your staff--and the best bottom line for any business.
If your management motto is "everyone should be treated equally," Leadership and the One Minute Manager. will show you why this style not only hinders workplace efficiency, but also frustrates your staff. In clear, simple terms, Ken Blanchard, co-author of the enormously popular The One Minute Manager., coupled with business gurus Patricia and Drea Zigarmi, teach managers the art of Situational Leadership.. You'll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; when to delegate, support, or direct; how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person; and how consistent use of the One Minute techniques will produce better management and enhanced motivation on all levels. This remarkable, easy-to-follow book is a priceless guide to creative, personalized leadership that elicits the best performance from your staffand the best bottom line for any business.
Table of Contents
|A Visit from an Entrepreneur||11|
|Thinking Differently About Leadership||17|
|Different Strokes for Different Folks||19|
|Leadership Style: Perceptions of Others||22|
|Leadership Style Flexibility||28|
|The Four Basic Leadership Styles||30|
|No Best Leadership Style||36|
|Think Before You Act||43|
|Flexibility: A Review||46|
|The Four Basic Leadership Styles: A Summary||47|
|Diagnosing Development Level||48|
|Matching Leadership Style to Development Level||55|
|Situational Leadership and One Minute Management||59|
|Different Strokes for the Same Folks||61|
|Developing Competence and Commitment||67|
|Turning Around Performance Problems||79|
|One Minute Management and Situational Leadership: A Review||81|
|Sharing What You're Doing||82|
|Contracting for Leadership Style||86|
|Positive Assumptions About People||99|
|Becoming a Situational Leader||101|
|About the Authors||108|
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Leadership and the one minute manager: Increasing effectiveness through situational leadership (1985) cuts to the heart of leadership without mincing words. It is clear, meaningful and concise in explaining how situational leadership is necessary. The one-sentence blurbs and charts aid in easier understanding. Although I found the book to be set in a cheesy environment, the story is interesting and does a good job articulating that many different leadership styles are effective. I discovered that a good leader should be flexible enough to lead different people in different ways, continually wanting the best for each of them. This book tells us that leadership is more than simply managing others, but it is about working alongside and encouraging them to be good leaders as well.
This is by far my favorite leadership book. Situational leadership is now my leadership style!
I recommend managers or anyone who is interested in management read this book. It is easy to understand. I especially like the part - to use different leadership on the same person in different situations.
Very simple format, yet powerful message. Discusses the key points to becoming a good situational leader. A necessity for every manager/leader, or anyone seeking to improve their leadership skills.
The authors posed the material in a strange story-like manner, but the message was clearly evident. Situational leadership and its use in management was defined explicitly with the help of common examples in a business environment. Being unaware of this style of leadership has influenced me to now practice situational leadership both with work and my personal life. I recommend any manager read this. The authors simplistically explained the keys to eventually help one lead individuals to success in any situation.
This book focuses on a situational leadership perspective that Ken Blanchard is very accustomed to! He is a #1 New York Times best selling author and has many interesting philosophies.The other two authors have been implementing situational leadership concepts with Ken for over twenty years.This book is simple, and easy to undersdtand.However, it is almost too easy to understand. It runs you through a real life scenerio in the work place through the eyes of an entrepreneur.The book is rather short(105 pgs.) and one could finish it in about an hour and a half.If you have time to spare and like catchy and motivating quotes, this book is for you!
This is an excellent book on situational leadership. It outlines what would seem to be a simple process to becoming a situational leader. The examples given are relevant and the book was very easy to read. The most valuable concept I learned from the book was the concept of ¿different strokes for the same folks,¿ meaning that you can use different leadership styles with the same person depending on the task at hand. The only thing I didn¿t really care for about this book was the way in which it was written. The whole book consists of conversations between ¿the entrepreneur,¿ the ¿one minute manager,¿ and the subordinates of the one minute manager. It was kind of cheesy at some times, but it got the point across loud and clear.