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Title: The One Minute Manager: How To Give Yourself And Others The "Gift" Of Getting Greater Results In Less Time
Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard
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ISBN: 9780939760008
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This book teaches the quickest way to increase productivity, profits, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. It is a revolutionary new management method that is already producing very real results for top managers and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Many believe that it will soon be recognized as the answer to the nation’s falling productivity -- America’s answer to This book teaches the quickest way to increase productivity, profits, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. It is a revolutionary new management method that is already producing very real results for top managers and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Many believe that it will soon be recognized as the answer to the nation’s falling productivity -- America’s answer to Japan’s Theory Z. The One Minute Manager is an easily read story which quickly shows you three very practical management techniques. As the story unfolds, you will discover several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences which help you understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book’s end you will also know how to apply them to your own situation. The book is brief, the language is simple, and the method works. The publisher believes so firmly in the value of The One Minute Manager that we are offering an unprecedented money-back guarantee.

30 review for The One Minute Manager: How To Give Yourself And Others The "Gift" Of Getting Greater Results In Less Time

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mohammed Alsaleh

    أشكر المولى جلت قدرته .. أن يسر لي الدخول على موقع " قودريدز " ومنه .. قرأت ملخصاً للكتاب لأجزم على شرائه .. وأقرؤه في فترة أشد ما أحتاجه فيها ! مدير الدقيقة الواحدة .. كتاب إداري .. حاز على جوائز عالمية .. وبيع منه أكثر من 7 ملايين نسخة حول العالم .. كما ترجم إلى عدة لغات مختلفة .. سأحاول أن ألخص أفكار الكتاب حتى تصل لذهن القارئ .. كما أشير بأن الملخص لا يغني عن قراءة الكتاب لأن بين السطور ما بينها .. وهناك الكثير من الفوائد التي جنيتها من الكتاب .. تتلخص فكرة مدير الدقيقة الواحدة بالتالي : 1. وضع أشكر المولى جلت قدرته .. أن يسر لي الدخول على موقع " قودريدز " ومنه .. قرأت ملخصاً للكتاب لأجزم على شرائه .. وأقرؤه في فترة أشد ما أحتاجه فيها ! مدير الدقيقة الواحدة .. كتاب إداري .. حاز على جوائز عالمية .. وبيع منه أكثر من 7 ملايين نسخة حول العالم .. كما ترجم إلى عدة لغات مختلفة .. سأحاول أن ألخص أفكار الكتاب حتى تصل لذهن القارئ .. كما أشير بأن الملخص لا يغني عن قراءة الكتاب لأن بين السطور ما بينها .. وهناك الكثير من الفوائد التي جنيتها من الكتاب .. تتلخص فكرة مدير الدقيقة الواحدة بالتالي : 1. وضع هدف الدقيقة الواحدة .. وهي عبارة عن مجموعة أهداف للموظفين الذي يتبعونك .. يتلخص كل هدف بـ 250 كلمة .. يمكن استعراض الهدف بدقيقة واحدة .. ويكون واضح ومحدد ويعرف به المدير والموظف المسئول عنه .. 2. ثناء الدقيقة الواحدة .. وهي عبارة عن قضاء دقيقة واحدة مع موظف أنجز مهمة أو عمل أو هدف أو قام بعمل جبار .. ترتب على كتفه .. وتثني عليه في دقيقة .. وتتبادلون الضحكات وتعطيه شعور الراحة والطمأنينة في العمل وبيئة العمل .. 3. لوم الدقيقة الواحدة .. وهي أن تلقي باللوم والعتاب على موظف بشكل سريع ومباشر .. قصر أو لم يحقق هدفاً أو تجاوز وأخطأ في مهمة أو لم يتابع مهمة مكلف بها .. تلومه .. تعابته .. ثم تنصرف وتعطيه انطباعاً أنك تريد أفضل من هذا العمل في المستقبل .. وفي ثنايا الكتاب .. هناك الكثير من الإشارات الذكية والمهمة إدارياً بل وحتى في العلاقات الاجتماعية .. وأعتقد أن المؤلف ليس مديراً ناجحاً فقط .. بل ومتعامل متمرس مع الناس أجمع .. مدير الدقيقة الواحدة دائماً لديه وقت .. لا يكرر الكلام .. يشعرك بالراحة بمجرد الجلوس أمامه .. أجمل ما في الكتاب .. أنه جاء في سرد قصصي ممتع .. ليس بطريقة السرد النمطي المعهود في كتب الإدارة .. أو وضع الجداول المملة والطلب بتعبئة الاستمارة أو محاولة إملاء طريقة أو تقنين فكرة من خلال مثال .. لا .. بل فيه إشارات روحية وسلوكية أكثر من راقية .. راق لي الكثير من العبارات المختصرة والتي تعطيك فكرة ميسرة في التعامل مع نفسيات الموظفين .. مقدمة الكتاب جداً راقية وجذابة .. أفضل ما في الكتاب أنه سلس وسهل وتستطيع أن تنجزه في خلال جلسة واحدة .. لم أفعل ذلك لعدم فراغي بشكل كبير بالإضافة لمحاولة استيعاب أكبر قدر ممكن من المعلومات المسرودة في الكتاب .. لك أن تقرأه مرة واثنتان وثلاث .. وستجد في كل مرة تقرأ الكتاب فائدة كانت خفية بين السطور .. وإشارة نفسية جداً رائعة .. سأضعه على مكتبي دائماً .. وأعود بعد رمضان إن شاء الله لأقرأه من جديد .. أوصيه به بشدة .. ليس للمدراء فقط .. بل لكل الناس .. ومن أروع ما فيه .. أن مدير الدقيقة الواحدة .. يعلم الناس كلهم أسرار إدارة الدقيقة الواحدة ! تقديري وجزيل احترامي م.محمد الصالح

  2. 5 out of 5

    James

    There is this genre I call business fiction. The characteristics of the genre are as follows: 1. A Simple contrived narrative with a pedantic plod. 2. An aim at communicating common sense wisdom for the business world. 3. A healthy overlay of positive thinking. 4. characters you could care less about because they are one dimensional, mindless automatons sent by the author to fulfill his didactic purposes but do not breath, bleed, or have any life of their own. 5. Lots of slogans that would look nic There is this genre I call business fiction. The characteristics of the genre are as follows: 1. A Simple contrived narrative with a pedantic plod. 2. An aim at communicating common sense wisdom for the business world. 3. A healthy overlay of positive thinking. 4. characters you could care less about because they are one dimensional, mindless automatons sent by the author to fulfill his didactic purposes but do not breath, bleed, or have any life of their own. 5. Lots of slogans that would look nice on a plaque over your desk. Maybe a nice motivational poster. Well truth be told, some authors in the genre have more quality than others. Not this one, but it distinguishes itself as providing the template for all such books that followed. Written thirty years ago, this New York Times bestseller, follows the adventures of a young man in search for the greatest management model in the universe. Presumably this is to rule the galaxy (though this is more implied than said). Some of the managers he observes are focused on people but not results. Others focus on results but screw people over. That is until he discovers the 'One Minute Manager.' A manager so named because he doesn't have to spend much time with his people. At all. A minute here and there will suffice. Actually there is some helpful management advice: 1. Have employees write out a 250 word summary of their goals (main objectives) which you both keep on file. The process of clarifying things so that both managers and employees know what their objectives are means greater success and less communication is necessary. 2. The One Minute praise-Catch your employee doing something right and specifically praise them for that action and let them know how valuable it is for you. 3. The One minute reprimand-when employees do something wrong, immediately and specifically reprimand them for that action, though put it in the context of their overall good work. This is all helpful advice in managing people. That way, they are clear on objectives, feel valued and know exactly where they screw up without having to deal with an angry build up. But really this is the entire substance of the book. Along the way the characters, spout off the same advice and show each other motivational messages on plaques. There is also a lot of advice about touching people to communicate you care. It isn't normally the case, but my guess is that this book would be much better as a movie. Wait for it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chad Warner

    This short book packs a lot of advice about effective management into an allegorical story. The tips are realistic and practical, and not too preachy. Here are my notes, mostly quoted straight from the book: Manager Types Autocratic - "Tough" - Interested in results - Profit-minded - Organization wins while people lose Democratic - "Nice" - Interested in people - People win while organization loses People who feel good about themselves produce good results. One minute goal setting 1. Agree on your goals. 2. S This short book packs a lot of advice about effective management into an allegorical story. The tips are realistic and practical, and not too preachy. Here are my notes, mostly quoted straight from the book: Manager Types Autocratic - "Tough" - Interested in results - Profit-minded - Organization wins while people lose Democratic - "Nice" - Interested in people - People win while organization loses People who feel good about themselves produce good results. One minute goal setting 1. Agree on your goals. 2. See what good behavior looks like. 3. Write out each of your goals on a single sheet of paper using less than 250 words. 4. Read and re-read each goal, which requires only a minute or so each time you do it. 5. Take a minute every once in a while out of your day to look at your performance, and 6. See whether or not your behavior matches your goals. Help people reach their full potential. Catch them doing something right. One minute praising 1. Tell people up front that you are going to let them know how they are doing. 2. Praise people immediately. 3. Tell people what they did right – be specific. 4. Tell people how good you feel about what they did right, and how it helps the organization and the other people who work there. 5. Stop for a moment of silence to let them “feel” how good you feel. 6. Encourage them to do more of the same. 7. Shake hands or touch people in a way that makes it clear that you support their success in the organization. One minute reprimand 1. Tell people beforehand that you are going to let them know how they are doing and in no uncertain terms. the first half of the reprimand: 2. Reprimand people immediately. 3. Tell people what they did wrong – be specific. 4. Tell people how you feel about what they did wrong – and in no uncertain terms. 5. Stop for a few seconds of uncomfortable silence to let them feel how you feel. the second half of the reprimand: 6. Shake hands, or touch them in a way that lets them know you are honestly on their side. 7. Remind them how much you value them. 8. Reaffirm that you think well of them but not of their performance in this situation. 9. Realize that when the reprimand is over, it’s over. The best minute I spend is the one I invest in people. Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers; don't let their appearances fool you. Hiring choices 1. Hire a winner; they’re hard to find and expensive. 2. Hire someone with potential to be a winner; train them to be a winner. 3. Don't use options 1 or 2. Hire someone and pray they work out. Take a minute: Look at your goals Look at your performance See if your behavior matches your goals. "Gunnysack discipliners" store up observations of poor behavior, then dump them on the person all at once. Instead, remember that performance review is an ongoing process, not just an annual event. With the "leave alone-zap style", you leave a person alone, expecting good performance from them, and when you don’t get it, you zap them. Instead, tell people what you expect, then give them plenty of feedback. We are not just our behavior; we are the people managing our behavior. Manipulation is getting people to do something they’re not aware of or don’t agree to. To avoid it, always let a person know up front what you are doing and why. Goals begin behaviors; consequences maintain behaviors.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Hend

    كاب جيد إلى حد ما مقارنة بكثير من كتب التنمية البشرية التي قرأتها موخراً أفضل ما بالكتاب من وجهة نظري هو الاسلوب القصصي الممتع والنصائح العملية الموجزة

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jan-Maat

    Is there a word for books that are over one hundred pages long but which summarise themselves in less than one page? In this case everything you need to know is on page, luckily not room, 101 (view spoiler)[but just in case, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate: I love Big Brother (hide spoiler)] . The rest of the book is some kind of modern fable, presumably because the authors felt embarrassed by the idea of selling their idea on a postcard, that repetitiously repeats that the man Is there a word for books that are over one hundred pages long but which summarise themselves in less than one page? In this case everything you need to know is on page, luckily not room, 101 (view spoiler)[but just in case, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate: I love Big Brother (hide spoiler)] . The rest of the book is some kind of modern fable, presumably because the authors felt embarrassed by the idea of selling their idea on a postcard, that repetitiously repeats that the manager must agree goals with their staff, each goal to take about a minute to explain and discuss expressed on paper in no more than 250 words. When the employee achieves, partially or completely, the manager immediately praises the employee for about a minute, this to include touching the employee and a period of silence so the employee can really feel the manager's pleasure. If the employee fails to achieve or does badly, then the manager immediately administers a one minute reprimand, this to include touching the employee and a period of silence so the employee can really feel the manager's displeasure (view spoiler)["bad employee! bad! Shame! Go to your bed!" (hide spoiler)] . As far as I know the writers so far haven't designed a range of employee treats to help reinforce these behaviours. I'm sure that marrowbone and charcoal would help strengthen employee's bones and give them attractive, glossy coats, with healthy wet noses an additional bonus. Plainly we are in the same cultural world as the more recent Getting Things Done, but this book has a more precise context. The one minute manager at one point looks out the window and takes the popularity of imported cars in the USA as an Indictment of American Business and implicitly of the USA itself. We are in era of transition from Carter to Reagan. The USA needs a thorough going, activist philosophy to save itself from foreign domination. Messers Blanchard and Johnson (view spoiler)[ the latter also the author of the ValueTales children’s books, which did make me cringe (hide spoiler)] have here stepped up to the plate like true athletes of their nation offering the pure salvation in the form of the doctrine of one minute management: agree what to do, praise success, reprimand failure. Amazing. Plainly no-one had ever tried that before, had they Fido? In any case the manager is on their own, their organisation will not help them, but you can buy the book and save yourself. And there is for me something religious often in popular business/management books, perhaps it is simply the explicit promise of salvation - follow these commandments for earthly success? The flip side of the worry about change in the business environment - so long dominated by US companies - is immense self-confidence. In this case there is no doubt that goals and behaviours are simple and definable. They are compared with bowling pins. Set them up and knock them down. In the background I sense the lasting influence of Taylor and his confidence that there is a single right way to do anything, that one can measure, agree on, and teach. This is a world apparently without complexity or openendedness. Having said that I don't disagree greatly about their advice, though in many cases I wouldn't recommend the touching (a) because you don't what to catch the lurgy and (b) because it sounds creepy (view spoiler)[admittedly reading about sexual abuse scandals in the BBC is inclining me in that direction (hide spoiler)] , even though I imagine that what they have in mind is a manly grip of the shoulder, a firm handshake, or a vigorous pat on the head with some light scratching behind the ears. Cringe-worthy writing, overly simplistic, not envisioning any shortcomings to there approach - what could possible have stood in the way of this book becoming a New York Times best-seller? (view spoiler)[Blanchard has also written "lead like Jesus: lessons from the greatest leadership role model of all time" (view spoiler)[maybe I'm getting this wrong but didn't he end up betrayed, getting crucified at an early age, while one of his followers denied that he had ever known him? Not quite the role model I was looking for... (hide spoiler)] and its sequel "lead your family like Jesus" presumably after which you get crucified by them on account of going off preaching round the countryside, I suppose there is a yearning for cultural unity here, to wrap everything up together irrespective of whether it fits or not (hide spoiler)]

  6. 5 out of 5

    Trey Piepmeier

    The writing is absolutely wretched. It's as if it were written for school children. Poorly. That being said, I think this is probably a really solid management style. I just wish they showed a little more respect for the reader. The dialog attribution alone is nausea-inducing. This is from the same school of thought as Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People. Which is, basically, if you manipulate people into thinking you care about them, they'll do what you want. Of course, it's The writing is absolutely wretched. It's as if it were written for school children. Poorly. That being said, I think this is probably a really solid management style. I just wish they showed a little more respect for the reader. The dialog attribution alone is nausea-inducing. This is from the same school of thought as Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People. Which is, basically, if you manipulate people into thinking you care about them, they'll do what you want. Of course, it's framed in such a way that you really *should* care about them. And this is probably true. It's just a reminder that people care only about themselves, so if you can leverage that, you'll win. It's incredibly short, but this book was painful to read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alex Duncan

    A must read for new managers.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Leah Nadeau

    Well that was a very basic and short book! I liked it but I personally didn't find much value in it. Though, if only my shittiest manager were to have read this book - I would be freed from so much sucky-ass-manager grief! The structure of this book is so strange... usually personal development books are instructional and insightful which this book kinda is but it's told as a story. It's a story about interviewing several people lol I feel like Blanchard did this to thicken the book, else he cou Well that was a very basic and short book! I liked it but I personally didn't find much value in it. Though, if only my shittiest manager were to have read this book - I would be freed from so much sucky-ass-manager grief! The structure of this book is so strange... usually personal development books are instructional and insightful which this book kinda is but it's told as a story. It's a story about interviewing several people lol I feel like Blanchard did this to thicken the book, else he could have just gotten right to the point. Blanchard really generalizes people, like when he says "- The number one motivator is feedback on results." I do not agree with this at all lol specifically because feedback is not my #1 motivator... Also the book is old for it's time, continually mentioning to make physical contact by placing your hand on your employee's shoulder etc. Nowadays you can report that as sexual harassment. Notes while reading this book: - You're more productive when you feel good about yourself, so get your employee's to feel good. - One minute manager - spend 1 minute discussing and writing down a specific goal that's 250 words for that employee. Catch employee doing something right and do a 1min praising and be consistent with it. - mention of the well known 80/20 rule - reprimand people immediately and let them know exactly what they did wrong - in the beginning of an employee, praise them over small accomplishments, then praise when they do it better and better, don't criticize them down when they've done something semi-good, ie. when a kid is leaning to walk, you wouldn't scold them for falling. - be a "tough and nice" manager - never give a repremand based on heresay - "If you realize that you are managing people, and not just their recent behavior you will do well"

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mike Steven

    This was on the shelf on the house I stayed at on my holidays and as I'm supposed to lead a team these days I thought it would be useful. David Brent could have written this book. It's so cheesey and american it's unreal. Basically it has three ideas. One minute target setting - all goals mapped out in less than 250 words with each team member getting fourteen or fifteen or twenty odd or something targets. There's also one minute praise. It advises you to 'touch people in a reassuring way' during This was on the shelf on the house I stayed at on my holidays and as I'm supposed to lead a team these days I thought it would be useful. David Brent could have written this book. It's so cheesey and american it's unreal. Basically it has three ideas. One minute target setting - all goals mapped out in less than 250 words with each team member getting fourteen or fifteen or twenty odd or something targets. There's also one minute praise. It advises you to 'touch people in a reassuring way' during these sessions. That idea scares me and I don't intend to touch my staff in any manner at any time. Finally, if someone has the ability to achieve a goal but fails to do so, there's the one minute bollocking. The first half of this - or 30 seconds I would assume - is a standard bollocking but you must remember to tell the person 'how you feel' about the failure. Then you spend the next half telling the person how you are only bollocking them because you usually have such faith in them and know how good they are. Again, touching is encouraged during this process. It's weird and rubbish. Don't follow a formula as professional people deserve an individual approach. Don't pre-plan to touch people - we're British and touching isn't appropriate in a professional environment. Stroking someone's arm to show them that 'you care about their success' is inappropriate. Finally, the main thing I hated was how the book was written. It's written as a narrative about an imagined 'young man' who visits a company to talk to a manager. The manager he meets is a 'One Minute Manager' and then, as the book progresses, he meets a number of the manager's staff who tell him about the three pillars of the method. The writing is unconvincing and poor and, as a work of literature it is almost offensively bad. It's a book that succeeds on no levels whatsoever and I pity anyone who thinks that it is a useful tool in which to learn about how to deal with people. Prospective managers should move away from a formula and look to try to learn about their staff as individuals and as people. The book does hint at this and this is the only lesson that anyone should possibly derive from it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    المدرب محمد الملا

    أسم الكتاب: مدير الدقيقة الواحدة المؤلف: Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson عدد الصفحات: 106 التقييم: أربع نجمات الآن أتفهم لماذا هذا الكتاب له هذه الشهرة فهو جاذب في أسلوبه القصصي الواضح والسلس والمباشر والمؤلفان تمكنا عبره من عرض جيد لفكرتهم حول المبادئ الثلاثة لمدير الدقيقة الواحدة (الهدف، الثناء، اللوم)، وإعتقد إني كنت موفقاً جداً حين نصحت به إلى أحد الأخوة والذي يترقب ترقية لمنصب إداري بلا خبرة ولا دراسة مسبقة في المجال الإداري ليكون هذا الكتاب بمثابة المقدمة له ..وهو كذلك، فالكتاب يصلح ليكو أسم الكتاب: مدير الدقيقة الواحدة المؤلف: Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson عدد الصفحات: 106 التقييم: أربع نجمات الآن أتفهم لماذا هذا الكتاب له هذه الشهرة فهو جاذب في أسلوبه القصصي الواضح والسلس والمباشر والمؤلفان تمكنا عبره من عرض جيد لفكرتهم حول المبادئ الثلاثة لمدير الدقيقة الواحدة (الهدف، الثناء، اللوم)، وإعتقد إني كنت موفقاً جداً حين نصحت به إلى أحد الأخوة والذي يترقب ترقية لمنصب إداري بلا خبرة ولا دراسة مسبقة في المجال الإداري ليكون هذا الكتاب بمثابة المقدمة له ..وهو كذلك، فالكتاب يصلح ليكون بمثابة المقدمة لعالم الإدارة وطريقة التفكر المختلفة عن ما هو معتاد للأشخاص الجدد جداً في هذا المجال .. مقدمة قصصية لغير المطلعين .. لا أكثر من ذلك فعالم الإدارة أوسع وأعقد من مجرد (هدف، وثواب، وعقاب) وهو ما يعيب هذا الكتاب .. فهو يصور هذه المبادئ الثلاثة على إنها كل ما يحتاجه المدير ليكون مديراً ناجحاً ولذلك سقطت منه نجمة الكتاب قرأته في عدة سويعات متفرقة خلال يوم واحد .. فهو سهل يسير واسلوبه سلس وقصير أبرز الإقتباسات - الناس تحتاج أن ترتبط بمن يهتمون بهم، ليشعروا بأنهم مقبولون وذوو قيمة لمجرد أنهم بشر (..) أيضاً أن الناس يحتاجون إلى معين ليجدوا من يهتم بهم، عندما يجانبهم الصواب ص 91

  11. 5 out of 5

    TarasProkopyuk

    Крутая, очень краткая, понятная и невероятно полезная деловая книга "Одноминутный менеджер" просто редкость в огромном мире бизнес литературы и это та книга, о которой, после прочтении, вы броситесь поделится ею со своими знакомыми! Иначе невозможно! Для любого руководителя книга - это находка ценою в миллиард долларов! Если какой нибудь руководитель, менеджер или управляющий ещё не прочел эту книгу - он многое потерял. И я смело отношу себя к последним, который жалеет, что не прочел эту книгу ещ Крутая, очень краткая, понятная и невероятно полезная деловая книга "Одноминутный менеджер" просто редкость в огромном мире бизнес литературы и это та книга, о которой, после прочтении, вы броситесь поделится ею со своими знакомыми! Иначе невозможно! Для любого руководителя книга - это находка ценою в миллиард долларов! Если какой нибудь руководитель, менеджер или управляющий ещё не прочел эту книгу - он многое потерял. И я смело отношу себя к последним, который жалеет, что не прочел эту книгу ещё давным давно... Но и наверстать никогда же поздно?!... Ведь верно?!... :)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shanna Kunkel

    Had to read for work. Treat people like people and not just worker bees. Common sense. Managers do NOT use this book that's for sure.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stefy

    Simple, quick and entertaining story about how to manage yourself and be a manager. You'd think there'd be a secret sauce to it, some way to conduct yourself or boss people around in an effective way. Turns out, the three steps of managing (goal setting, praising and reprimanding) are not only a '"minute" each, but couldn't be more jaw-dropping obvious and right. Be precise about what you want to get done and the quality it has to be done by, but give autonomy in how it's done. This gives space Simple, quick and entertaining story about how to manage yourself and be a manager. You'd think there'd be a secret sauce to it, some way to conduct yourself or boss people around in an effective way. Turns out, the three steps of managing (goal setting, praising and reprimanding) are not only a '"minute" each, but couldn't be more jaw-dropping obvious and right. Be precise about what you want to get done and the quality it has to be done by, but give autonomy in how it's done. This gives space for creativity and self-motivation. Find first the positive. A person's confidence in their craft takes some time to build. Eventually mastery will be reached and the person will be able to evaluate his/her progress alone and, most likely, will want to progress and achieve more. Be honest in assessing what's wrong and let the person know immediately so he/she can correct the incorrect. Don't accumulate wrongs and explode when you reach the last drop, but tell it like it is and always refer to the person's behavior and not integrity. Great book written as a timeless tale.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Maamar AMEUR

    راقت لي قصة الكتاب واستفدت من الحكم و الأفكار التي حملها، وأعجبني أكثر أسلوب الكاتب الممتع والمشوق... قرأته في وقت قصير نظرا لعدد صفحاته، ١٠٦فقط، وأسلوبه الجذاب. أوافق الأخ محمد آل قرعاني في "مدونة كتب" حين تمنى أن يتحول هذا الكتاب إلى عمل سينمائي؛ حتى تصل أفكاره لشريحة أوسع. http://b-books.ws/?p=1422

  15. 5 out of 5

    Yousif Al Zeera

    Nice read and very light. Read it while on a bus-drive from Manama, Bahrain to Al Medina, KSA.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dhruv Sharma

    I Liked this book and let me try to summarize the takeaway using a small example of a game called “Bowling”: Let’s say a person X (who is supervisor level of employee) is playing bowling and the pins are being place by another person Y (who is happens to be a senior management level employee). The idea is that the Y will set the pins and X will strike the pins using the ball. The catch here in the game is that there is a curtain in between the player who is bowling and the pins he need to strike ( I Liked this book and let me try to summarize the takeaway using a small example of a game called “Bowling”: Let’s say a person X (who is supervisor level of employee) is playing bowling and the pins are being place by another person Y (who is happens to be a senior management level employee). The idea is that the Y will set the pins and X will strike the pins using the ball. The catch here in the game is that there is a curtain in between the player who is bowling and the pins he need to strike (this is basically a communication GAP or vision GAP between two levels in an organization). Due to this curtain (communication gap) X doesn’t know how many balls he need to hit as target and how many he did as actual. Another problem is every time when he misses the pins he is been scolded and punished (so firstly he in unaware about no & positions of the pins due to communication gap and now instead of getting help he is being demotivated every time when he misses the pins by his manager). The book has offered 3 management tips which will help you fix the above explained problem. First TIP: MBO (management by objective) where you set the broad level goal and detailed targets and way to achieve these targets are defined by employee himself. So, now X know how many pins will be there to hit. Because he was involved in their setup. Second TIP: Now when X throws the ball and hits few pins, in normal scenario Y shouts you missed 3 pins however management should say that you hit 4 pins (so instead of telling what he did wrong tell him what he did correct. “Caught an employee doing something correct and appreciate him”). He already knows what target was, so anyway he can find out what he missed. Third TIP: Course correction where you periodically review and guide the team on what corrective actions are suggested. i.e. ask him to shoot the ball little to left always as he gets more pins every time he does that. 4 out of 5. It’s always lovely to end up reading good things to implement. 2018: 8 completed, 42 to Go!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hamidreza

    کتاب خوبی برای تکنیک مدیریت هستش . اما متاسفانه ما حسادت بین همکارا و نوع رقابت رو در نظر نگرفته

  18. 4 out of 5

    Vamshi C

    One minute Manager... Can a manager finish all his job in just one minute? That's what this book claims. Blanchard takes us through a pursuit of a young manager to find the best practices of a Manager. He meets a very efficient manager with whom he learns three basic principles of One minute manager. The book though is a management oriented, the author makes us feel as if we are reading a story. The examples shared by the managers could have been better. All in all i gave this 4 out of 5 only be One minute Manager... Can a manager finish all his job in just one minute? That's what this book claims. Blanchard takes us through a pursuit of a young manager to find the best practices of a Manager. He meets a very efficient manager with whom he learns three basic principles of One minute manager. The book though is a management oriented, the author makes us feel as if we are reading a story. The examples shared by the managers could have been better. All in all i gave this 4 out of 5 only because it taught me a few things which were a eye-opener. A very quick book and easy to read. I would recommend every aspiring manager to read it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Laughably oversimplified advice, for the most part very truthful and common sensical, that I'm sure works spectacularly in a healthy, homogeneous, and fully functional society that I'm having a hard time envisioning in today's world. Written in 1981, the type of managerial relationship portrayed here was already gone, it just hadn't evidenced itself yet. The advice contained within actually works better for dealing with children, specifically your own, when it comes to the much-stressed aspect o Laughably oversimplified advice, for the most part very truthful and common sensical, that I'm sure works spectacularly in a healthy, homogeneous, and fully functional society that I'm having a hard time envisioning in today's world. Written in 1981, the type of managerial relationship portrayed here was already gone, it just hadn't evidenced itself yet. The advice contained within actually works better for dealing with children, specifically your own, when it comes to the much-stressed aspect of "touch" and "physical contact," otherwise the manager may be in for one of a dozen potential future lawsuits that I see arising from implementing some of the advice.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shaw

    There are some great lessons in this book but I found the format of the Socratic Dialogue to come off as gimmicky. This book assumes a team that are all intrinsically motivated and can operate completely independently but even if you are still working on more basic staff development there is plenty to take away. If you can get past the quirky format of the book, it's worth the hour and a half to read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Karthick

    One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, One Minute Reprimands

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mohammad Alhomsi

    خفيف ، ظريف، بيخلص بقعدة وحدة .. وبيتلخص بصفحة وحدة

  23. 5 out of 5

    David Lucero

    A helpful book with good times on time management.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tyler Suzuki Nelson

    The One Minute Manager is a short book written by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. Written in a style of fiction, The One Minute Manager presents through example and explanation a method of managing people in a short period of time using only 3 steps. The main idea behind the book is that to manage people quickly and effectively, there are 3 important steps: 1) Goal Setting, in which an agreement is reached on the person's responsibilities and then these responsibilities are broken down and The One Minute Manager is a short book written by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. Written in a style of fiction, The One Minute Manager presents through example and explanation a method of managing people in a short period of time using only 3 steps. The main idea behind the book is that to manage people quickly and effectively, there are 3 important steps: 1) Goal Setting, in which an agreement is reached on the person's responsibilities and then these responsibilities are broken down and recorded as goals. These goals should be short so that they can be revisited often. 2) Praise, in which praise is given for the person's accomplishments immediately upon completing something that deserves praise. This is typically most important at the beginning of a project when it needs to be enforced that the person is capable of doing their job. 3) Reprimands, in which reprimands are given for the person's errors immediately upon them being noticed. This typically takes place after it has been enforced that the person is fully capable of doing their job well, and thus the error is out of character for them. Although I like the main idea of the book, and I see theoretically how it could be an effective management strategy, I didn't like how the book presented it. First, the story was written as if it was both written by and written for an elementary school student. Sentences are simple, and the conversation sounded like a badly scripted drama. Second, the amount of white space in the book is ridiculous. The text-size is quite large in itself, but to make matters worse, the left-right margins already seem a little bigger than normal, and the top-bottom margins are often huge: it's like they write out a couple of paragraphs, and then center those few paragraphs in the middle of the page, even if this means a vertical border exceeding 5 inches in length... Overall, I thought the book presented an interesting idea. I liked the people-focus of the book ("Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers. Don't let their appearances fool you."), although the way it presented its content I thought to be a work in progress. For anyone interested in this topic, I would suggest picking this book up. It's a super-short read, and hopefully presents something new for you.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gabriela

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is overseeing others in a managerial capacity The One Minute Manager is a narrative about a young man looking for the most effective management skills. Through this parable, Kenneth Blanchard and Spenser Johnson seek to show what makes the most effective management approach, an approach that allows for employee innovation and creativity. The book includes topics on motivating, appraisals and sanctions as well as goal setting. I believe that the advice offe I would recommend this book to anyone who is overseeing others in a managerial capacity The One Minute Manager is a narrative about a young man looking for the most effective management skills. Through this parable, Kenneth Blanchard and Spenser Johnson seek to show what makes the most effective management approach, an approach that allows for employee innovation and creativity. The book includes topics on motivating, appraisals and sanctions as well as goal setting. I believe that the advice offered here is very practical and applies to most managerial scenarios. While some may dismiss it as lacking in academic structure, the concepts offered here can help many managers become more effective in motivating and inspiring their employees to creativity and performance. The use of the parable not only simplifies the concepts but also makes you feel less attacked, especially if you are at a managerial position. Whether you are a new manager or you have been in a managerial position for some time, this book has some hidden gems to help in your role. It is imperative to put the advice into practice to see the results. I would recommend this book to anyone who is overseeing others in a managerial capacity.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Ken Blanchard is a deceptive genius, and his brief books belie brilliance of how he presents his powerful points and themes. He is able to share some solutions and questions of life's great mysteries and secrets in simple, consumable, and ultimately useable form. In his advisory epistles, he notes rightly, that to the degree that we languish in implementing changes to change and improve our lives, well, the less they impact. Specifically he often talks about a 48 hour grace period. I've always a Ken Blanchard is a deceptive genius, and his brief books belie brilliance of how he presents his powerful points and themes. He is able to share some solutions and questions of life's great mysteries and secrets in simple, consumable, and ultimately useable form. In his advisory epistles, he notes rightly, that to the degree that we languish in implementing changes to change and improve our lives, well, the less they impact. Specifically he often talks about a 48 hour grace period. I've always appreciated Dr. Blanchard's view of the possibilities of grading. No curve. Everyone should strive for the "A" and teacher/instructor/professors should similarly strive to help all get that "A!" So why not illuminate what is needed to get the A ... along with the answers to those unknowns. That the unknown, might be known! And he abhors the schema/paradigm of profs determined that only so many might be worthy of A,B,C, etc. I like everything I've ever learned about Ken Blanchard. And the older I get? The more I appreciate what he's spent a lifetime working to both share and help people practice.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Prashant

    I heard about the book a long time back and it has been waiting in my bookshelf for some 1 year now. The only reason that the thinness of the book was not able to entice me in reading it was the fact that most of the famous management books that you come across in your life become clichéd with time. If you have not read them in any chronological order then time and again you are bound to get that feeling of déjà vu. This book is about a man who is on a lookout for some gyaan(learning) about mana I heard about the book a long time back and it has been waiting in my bookshelf for some 1 year now. The only reason that the thinness of the book was not able to entice me in reading it was the fact that most of the famous management books that you come across in your life become clichéd with time. If you have not read them in any chronological order then time and again you are bound to get that feeling of déjà vu. This book is about a man who is on a lookout for some gyaan(learning) about management and finally he meets a manager who calls himself neither democratic nor autocratic but The One Minute Manager(TOMM). When our guy explores some more by meeting some people who work for TOMM he discovers 3 secrets that the one minute philosophy works on. Revealing those secrets here will take away everything from the book so I am not going to do that here. The good about this book is the simple flow of events and the expected evil is the obviousness of the secrets which by now has been covered in at least a dozen of management books in a piecemeal way of course. We the management people don’t believe in plagiarism but just some old good research. Ha !!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Travelling Sunny

    *giggle* *giggle-snort* OK. I totally get why this book would have been so dog-gone popular... THIRTY-TWO YEARS AGO! It's a cute story - this up-and-coming yuppie-type interviews a successful business manager to find out his secrets for success. Then he is sent to interview three of this manager's subordinates, who each give him one of the three secrets to being a One Minute Manager. (I kept thinking of Dickens' Christmas ghosts! LOL!) It's all boiled down to three simple rules: Set Goals, Give Imme *giggle* *giggle-snort* OK. I totally get why this book would have been so dog-gone popular... THIRTY-TWO YEARS AGO! It's a cute story - this up-and-coming yuppie-type interviews a successful business manager to find out his secrets for success. Then he is sent to interview three of this manager's subordinates, who each give him one of the three secrets to being a One Minute Manager. (I kept thinking of Dickens' Christmas ghosts! LOL!) It's all boiled down to three simple rules: Set Goals, Give Immediate Praise, Give Immediate Reprimands. The book contains a lot of information that is pretty intuitive, and I think it would most benefit newer managers or soon-to-be managers. The caveat being that some of this information is quite outdated. Touching people when they are being praised ---- sounds like a trip to the H.R. Department. Women only recently entering the work-force ---- yeah. You get where I'm going. Still. A solid "I liked it." And, at only 111 very short, easy to read pages, it's definitely worth the effort.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Steffen Nielsen

    This is probably the worst management book I have ever read. It is filled with so many trivial things that most people have already learned in their upbringing which makes the book completely unbearable. On the front cover it states that this is the World's Most Popular Management Method. I don't believe that is a fact. It also says More Success With Less Stress. As an old stress "victim" I take statements like that very serious however it is hardly mentioned in the book how this is achieved. Th This is probably the worst management book I have ever read. It is filled with so many trivial things that most people have already learned in their upbringing which makes the book completely unbearable. On the front cover it states that this is the World's Most Popular Management Method. I don't believe that is a fact. It also says More Success With Less Stress. As an old stress "victim" I take statements like that very serious however it is hardly mentioned in the book how this is achieved. The good thing is that it takes a short plane ride to read however I will not recommend anyone doing it because it is a waste of time unless you have been raised badly by your parents and in that case you probably have bigger issues...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    The book is short and humorous, a good read for non-readers. The book takes solid mangagerial info and gives it to the reader handily in the form of three "secrets." Managers should cast clear vision and expectations, commend good work, and correct mistakes. 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. Leadership and management are both critically important skills. The one The book is short and humorous, a good read for non-readers. The book takes solid mangagerial info and gives it to the reader handily in the form of three "secrets." Managers should cast clear vision and expectations, commend good work, and correct mistakes. 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. Leadership and management are both critically important skills. The one minute manager is a good read to "brush" up on those management skills annually that all of us can let lapse.

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