The 59-Second Employee is an employee's response to formula management, an antidote to the quick-fix corporation. It is a little book that speaks volumes about cooperation in management and brings more control to those at the bottom of the corporate ladder. It describes how employees can use one-minute phrasing, reprimands, and goal-setting to their own advantage and how any employee can learn to 'manage up.'
Originally published by Houghton Mifflin, The 59-Second Employee sold more than 100,000 copies and was reprinted in numerous foreign editions. It was a Publishers Weekly best-selling trade paperback.
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Is your manager always right? Do you frequently need a scolding for your foolish work behavior? If not, then you NEED this book! I was afraid this gem was no longer available - I am so glad that it's still around! Because as long as people are still reading and recommending "The One-Minute Manager", then "The 59-Second Employee" is the best antidote. Think about your job and the skills you've learned over all the years you've been employed. If you saw a book that purported to teach those skills in a few One-Minute rules, you'd know it was silly. But somehow some managers believe that managing other people is as simple as that! You need to protect yourself from any manager who handles you this way. This book tells you how to manage up - how to use your knowledge and skills to help your manager help your team and help you. If you are managed by someone else, you need this book. If you manage others, then PLEASE read this book! You owe it to the people you depend on.