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The 59-Second Employee: How to Stay One Second Ahead of Your One-Minute Manager

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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 a ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published November 1st 1983 by Houghton Mifflin
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Keith Kendall
Sep 12, 2014 Keith Kendall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A delightful antidote to the quick fix manipulation advocated by The One Minute Manager Anniversary Ed: The World's Most Popular Management Method This little book instead of advocating manipulative techniques, is just plain fun to read, and if implemented, I expect it would lead to a much more enjoyable career.

Contents
To Our Fellow Employees
In the Land of the One Minute Manager
In the Real World
The One Minute Employee? When Is Efficient Is in Efficient
How to Avoid the One Minute Reprimand
How to
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Emily Leathers
Outdated and overly competitive. The authors of this book clearly see the workplace as a competition - little to no cooperation (or respect) between managers and employees, lots of competition between coworkers, lots of politics, and everyone-for-himself.

It was an interesting introduction to the theory of One Minute Management (the original book hasn't been delivered by the library yet), but I would highly recommend against reading this book for actual advice about how to behave in the workplace
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