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The One Minute Manager: The Quickest Way to Increase Your Own Prosperity

By Kenneth Blanchard (Author) & Spencer Johnson M.D. (Author)
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The original story of the runaway bestseller on tape--exclusively from Warner Audio. Busy executives and employees can dramatically improve their lives while commuting.

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Format: Abridged,   Audiobook
Studio: Random House Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.14" Width: 4.38" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.14 lbs.
Binding  Audio Cassette
Release Date   May 31, 1987
Publisher   Random House Audio
ISBN  0394298918  
ISBN13  9780394298917  
UPC  079808298919  

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More About Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson M.D.

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ken Blanchard is chief spiritual officer and chairman of the board of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a worldwide training and development firm. He is the author of a dozen bestselling books -- including the blockbuster international bestseller "The One Minute Manager" and the giant business bestsellers "Whale Done!, Raving Fans, " and "Gung Ho!" -- which have combined sales of more than thirteen million copies in more than twenty-five languages. Few people have had a more positive and lasting impact on the day-to-day management of people and companies than Ken Blanchard. He and his wife Margie live in San Diego and work with their son Scott, daughter Debbie, and her husband Humberto Medina.

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Reviews - What do customers think about The One Minute Manager: The Quickest Way to Increase Your Own Prosperity?

Worth equal to toilet paper  May 16, 2008
do you want a summary of this book?

Stupid kid: "Hey Mr. Manager, how about you teach me some managing stuff to manage people"

Manager:"you want me to teach you some managing stuff to manage people with"?

Stupid kid: "yeah i want you to teach me some managing stuff, to manage people with"

Manager: "allright, ill teach you some managing stuff to manage people with"

Stupid kid: "you mean to tell me you'd teach me some managing stuff to manage people with"?

Manager: "i dont like repeating stuff, ill show you some managing stuff to manage people with"

*repeat thought out the whole book

if you are in idiot and you think books like rich dad poor dad are good books, then prepare for a heart warming story

if not, dont waste your time like i did, this bs could have been written in a greeting card
Great read for new managers  May 7, 2008
I bought this book for my husband and he found it very useful. He's already implementing these ideas at work with some very positive feedback. He gives this 4 out of 5 rather than 5 out 5 for it's slightly patronising prose.
The One Minute Manager  May 7, 2008
Blanchard and Johnson's The One Minute Manager presents a novel, yet simplistic perspective for corporate management. The authors tell a very boring and manufactured story in order to present a "new and exciting" form of management. The author's stress honesty, shared sense of responsibility and dialog between boss and employee. In order to keep this flow of communication open the manager must engage in three tools or secrets.
First, the employee must submit and record a one-minute, one-page set of goals. The manager asks how and when the goals will be achieved and helps to define success in the situation. The end result will be compared to the initial goal setting sheet in order to identifying the goal achieved or failed. This exercise puts the boss and employee on the same page about the true responsibilities of the employee.
The second secret is one-minute praising. When an employee does something right they are immediately praised for a minute. This furthers the employee's understanding of quality work because there is an immediate validation or rejection in their work. Employees strive to be praised and repeated good habits become second nature for the employees.
The third secret is the One Minute Reprimand. When an employee does something wrong they are to be reprimanded for a minute. The manager informs the employee that they are doing something wrong. The problem is specifically defined and explained. The manager explains the problems in the action but does not attack the employee specifically. The manager must then remember to praise the employee to remind them that they are valued and respected.
Though this form is of management is innovative it is not a groundbreaking concept. Open lines of communication and specific goals are not new theories of organization, but they are effective tools. This book does a good job of explaining a couple tools to improve communication but still is not worth reading.
What an allegory should be  Apr 11, 2008
It's short, simple and reinforces its main points. The book is so efficient and well done, there is never a "need" to reread it, but people do. That says something.
The One Minute Reader  Mar 19, 2008
This is the book that started it all. I was recently reorganizing my books and ran across a copy of the original version. I decided to reread it and was really a little dissappointed. I remember reading this back in the 80's and being quite impressed with it.

So why was I not impressed with it twenty years later? Well, a few reasons. Back in the 80's, we bought our books at a place called a book store. There, you could actually thumb through the book before buying it. So, you could easily see that there wasn't much content. The book is 112 pages, but could have easily fit on half that number. Ah, the magic of formatting. Today, we buy our books online and cannot see that we are dupped into believing there is more content than what is actually here.

Also, the basic concept here revolves around 3 simple principles, 1 minute goal setting, 1 minute praising and 1 minute reprimanding. There you have it. Don't get me wrong, this is great stuff to know and live by, but by today's standards, this is simply not enough content to warrant the price.

If you haven't read this book, by all means, get a copy. But don't pay $14.95 for it. It's easy enough to find a nice used copy for a couple of dollars.

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