One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

by Robert Maurer Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761129233
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 492,138
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)

About the Author

Robert Maurer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of the UCLA and the University of Washington Schools of Medicine. He is the founder of the Science of Excellence, a consulting firm, and travels extensively presenting seminars and consulting on kaizen to diverse organizations, including corporations, hospital staffs, universities— even the U.S. Navy. Dr. Maurer lives in Spokane, Washington.

Table of Contents


Preface: One Small Step
Chapter 1: Why Kaizen Works
Chapter 2: Ask Small Questions
Chapter 3: Think Small Thoughts
Chapter 4: Take Small Actions
Chapter 5: Solve Small Problems
Chapter 6: Bestow Small Rewards
Chapter 7: Identify Small Moments
Chapter 8: Kaizen for Life
About the Author


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One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a good addition to the personal change library. Instead of suggesting that people try to change themselves all at once, it tells us to use very small steps to affect long-term change. Using the Japanese concept of Kaizen, we can all make small changes, which in the end add up to big Change. I liked this book a lot. For example, a person who has 'no time to exercise' is told to begin by jogging in place for one minute. It sounds odd, but overall, it breaks down the mind's resistence to change. Instead of quitting smoking 'cold turkey', for example, you can begin to make micro-changes to your habit, which in the end snowball into big change. For example, change the number of cigarettes you smoke. Eventually, your mind becomes more used to the idea of cutting back, and then cutting it out totally. I like this book as an antidote to programs that tell you to totally transform yourself overnight. This seems much more doable and realistic. You just can't say no, as the author states it, when the change is so small.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books about personal change I have ever read. A great new approach to conquering habits, traits etc that you may have battled unsuccessfully before. After I read this book I bought several copies for freinds and family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be implementing many of the ideas.
Alana850 More than 1 year ago
I have read countless self help books, most offer something positive for change. However this book is amazing. It all makes sense and when applied works!Easy to read, it explains WHY the brain doesn't like change and how this program overcomes that. Very workable and when applied to my creative endeavors - I can say it works! I bought several and handed them out to friends and family. I recommend it highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago