The One Minute Manager

The One Minute Manager

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by Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson, Ken Blanchard
     
 

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Success Can Be Yours With The One Minute Manager

The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs offers you the most important minute of your career.

With more than two million hardcover copies in print, The One Minute Manager ranks as one of the most successful management books ever published. Now, you

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Success Can Be Yours With The One Minute Manager

The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs offers you the most important minute of your career.

With more than two million hardcover copies in print, The One Minute Manager ranks as one of the most successful management books ever published. Now, you can listen and learn the strategies of one-minute management to save time and increase your productivity whether it be in your business, your home or even managing your children.

You will learn to use three easy-to-master management techniques that have already changed the lives of millions:

One Minute Goal Setting

One Minute Praising

and

One Minute Reprimands

Deceptively simple, and measurably effective, the secrets of one-minute management will help you boost profits, productivity and purpose immediately.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743509176
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio/Nightingale-Conant
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 CDs, 1 hr. 20 min.
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
385,290
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Spencer Johnson, M.D., is one of the world’s most respected thinkers and beloved authors.

His eleven international bestselling books include the #1 titles Who Moved My Cheese?® An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change, the most widely read book on change, and The One Minute Manager®, the world’s most popular management method for over two decades, coauthored with Kenneth Blanchard.

Dr. Johnson is often referred to as “the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work.”

He recieved a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, and performed medical clerkships at the Mayo Clinic and the Harvard Medical School.

He has served as Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Business School, and is currently Advisor to the Center For Public Leadership at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

His work has captured the attention of major media, including the Associated Press, the BBC, CNN, Fortune, the New York Times, the Today show, Time magazine, USA Today, and United Press International.

More than forty-six million copies of Spencer Johnson's books are in print worldwide in more than forty-seven languages.

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The One Minute Manager 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, but for the same reasons I liked it, some may hate it.

First of all, it's an easy read, and it gets its points across by telling a story. Other books, such as The Sixty-Second Motivator, have also used this format succesfully, but this style may not appeal to everyone. To me, it makes the book a lot less boring to read.

Secondly, the book is short. The vast majority of readers will easily be able to read this book in a day. It has bigger font, which I personally liked and thought it made it a joy to read. However here again, some may be turned off by that and consider it to be too "child-like."

Thirdly, the book takes solid mangagerial info and gives it to the reader handily in the form of three "secrets." I found the advice to be very practical and while some may consider it far too simple, it can help you a lot IF you actually apply the info- which I suspect most managers do not.

In conclusion, I recommend this short business classic to anyone looking for better ways to improve their managerial skills. I doubt most will be disappointed.
Carolivia More than 1 year ago
The One Minute Manager is an excellent problem solving tool for me because it provides me with precise relevant questions to ask myself when I am trying to solve a problem. "What do I propose to do?" "Will that solve the problem?" Yes or No? If the answer is "No" - keep thinking, find another answer. Think until I have an answer that will work. The method is precise, quick, and clear. I keep the book beside me for help when I flounder in asking myself the right questions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, if someone really wants to know why there are so many leadership problems in this country, look to the One Minute Manager. The book provides a simple approach for how those 'above' deal with those 'below' and dishes this at you like it really is all it takes to be a manager (note: strict adherence to this book may have been all you needed to thrive among the inner circles at Enron). The book revolves around some mystical Super Manager whose draw is that he doesn't need to spend time with anybody; he is finished with you, his subordinate, in, well... One Minute. It is mesermizing to think that you, too, could actually dispose of all your responsibilities with such lightning speed. The greens seem just One Minute away... So how does he do it...? Classical conditioning, a technique used to train animals for millenia. Yes, One Minute tells you almost nothing you didn't already learn in middle school about how to get your dog to roll over: provide rewards (praise) when he does what you want, and communicate concern when he doesn't. Now here's the problem with One Minute: effectively managing a project, department, etc in a legitimate organization requires knowledge, competence, and professionalism in your field. Therein lies the other 99% of managing that One Minute dwelleth not upon, the other 479+ minutes of real work that you (and those competing against you) are being paid for. Anyway, not everything about the book was bad. The content of One Minute is directly applicable to training pets and domesticated animals (thus the second star). I also feel that by reading One Minute I gained a fuller understanding of how such a surplus of mismanagement and organizational failures across the land came to be- the proliferation and acceptance of incompetent one minute managers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short book was a required text when I was pursuing my Masters Degree in Human Organizational Science at Villanova University in 1987. Since that time, it has helped me to deal with individuals as a law enforcement officer, a private security business proprietor, and an educator, Blanchard's techniques are also applicable when dealing with college students. The techniques in this book are particularly relevant in the new millennium, as human interaction is expected to be extremely brief and less personal. It provides managers with tools to deal with subordinates in a more time and cost-efficient manner. I strongly recommend this book today as I did when I first read it in college.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good one. I found it very helpful and allowed me to increase my daily productivity for sure. To switch from theory and to practice I recommend an app called Beesy if you’re used to work with your ipad. It’s a business app designed for productivity improvement. It’s an all-in-one app based on a unique concept of dynamic note-taking. An ipad is a great tool for work with the appropriate app. Along with the one minute manager tips you can get from the book (and all the tips you can get from various managerial books), you could get significant productivity increase.
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Good book, really quick read and its literally a story instead of an informative book.
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if you don't have time to read the book , this audiobook a good alternative.
tara_graff More than 1 year ago
I appreciate the ease with which Blanchard & Johnson present their advice to managers. The concept of the one minute manager seems effective, and is easy to understand. Also, presenting this management advice in a simple "fable-like" format makes the information more easy to digest. However, as a business professional, I don't really care to read stories like this. Much like Blanchard & Johnson's "Who Moved my Cheese", this book is too simplified, and slightly insults one's intelligence. This book, I'm sure, would appeal to a broad audience, but hard-core professionals beware & stick to more professionally written business books!
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The book was easy to understand and described in practical steps so the reader could go and apply the priciples in the workforce. It is the type of book that a high level manager would benefit greatly by giving it to a team of lower level managers in effort to help direct their career path toward success.
Jason_Ball More than 1 year ago
No one shows you how to be a manager. Some do well with it naturally, and it's quite a challenge for others. The vast majority of us benefit greatly from pearls of wisdom where we find them. The One Minute Manager is just such a book. It teaches essentials you need to know and apply to be successful in management.

Another pearl I've just discovered because it was only published a couple of months ago is Squawk! - How to Stop Making Noise and Start Getting Results.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A short story about a young man that learns how to be a manager from an experienced one. Based on good common sense, everyone who manages people should be sure to check it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good advice that is given in a very entertaining story. While it won't take you long to read it, the advice will stay with you!