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The One Minute Manager (One Minute Manager)

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. These very real results were achieved through learning the management techniques that spell profitability for the organization and its empl ...more
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published October 7th 2003 by William Morrow (first published 1981)
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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
Nov 17, 2013 James rated it did not like it
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
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). 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
Chad Warner
Nov 11, 2009 Chad Warner rated it liked it
Recommended to Chad by: Al Tomes
Shelves: self-help
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
- "Tough"
- Interested in results
- Profit-minded
- Organization wins while people lose
- "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
Trey Piepmeier
Mar 10, 2015 Trey Piepmeier rated it it was ok
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
Alex Duncan
Jul 08, 2013 Alex Duncan rated it it was amazing
A must read for new managers.
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
Maamar AMEUR
Nov 01, 2012 Maamar AMEUR rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
راقت لي قصة الكتاب واستفدت من الحكم و الأفكار التي حملها، وأعجبني أكثر أسلوب الكاتب الممتع والمشوق... قرأته في وقت قصير نظرا لعدد صفحاته، فقط، وأسلوبه الجذاب.
أوافق الأخ محمد آل قرعاني في "مدونة كتب" حين تمنى أن يتحول هذا الكتاب إلى عمل سينمائي؛ حتى تصل أفكاره لشريحة أوسع.
Shanna Kunkel
Mar 09, 2011 Shanna Kunkel rated it it was ok
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.
Mike Steven
Jul 24, 2011 Mike Steven rated it did not like it
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
Stefy Davis
Jan 21, 2013 Stefy Davis rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 24, 2013 Christopher rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Vamshi C
Apr 30, 2010 Vamshi C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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 ...more
Jun 12, 2015 Shaw rated it liked it
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.
Steffen Nielsen
Oct 23, 2014 Steffen Nielsen rated it did not like it
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
Yousif Al Zeera
Jan 02, 2016 Yousif Al Zeera rated it liked it
Nice read and very light. Read it while on a bus-drive from Manama, Bahrain to Al Medina, KSA.
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
Travelling Sunny


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
Jul 14, 2012 Gabriela rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 05, 2012 Tom rated it it was amazing
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
Bilal Rajab
Jan 16, 2015 Bilal Rajab rated it really liked it
This book provides a core principal that will change your behavior in managing people more efficiently.
I like the way this book delivered it's message through conversations during the chapters, It was interesting
Dodoo Ahmed
كعادة سبنسر .. كتاب سريع و فعال
يتبع مبدأ خير الكلام ما قل و دل
Kirtida Gautam
Jan 20, 2016 Kirtida Gautam rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help
It is an okay book. A very quick read.
Pradnya K.
Sep 30, 2015 Pradnya K. rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help, management
A tiny package with loads of stuff.. Written in simple prose and keeping it to the point, it sheds light on the core of people management. The very basic things like importance of feedback, winning confidence of people who work for you, keeping balance in quantity and quality; they are covered with nitty-gritty of human resource management. I loved many things about it like
# people deliver more when they feel good about themselves/ they're cared
# catching people doing things right
# let sink-in t
Sep 10, 2015 Neveen rated it really liked it
This book is constructed for new management with the basics on how to run and manage effectively.

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
- "Tough"
- Interested in results
- Profit-minded
- Organization wins while people lose
- "Nice"
- Interested in people
- People win while organization loses

People who
May 24, 2013 Jack rated it it was ok
The manager who manages best manages the least. That's the big takeaway from this book.

It's mostly true and there's some basic elemental truth in this title. People are people, and regardless of the time period or work environment, they still operate in the same ways and respond to the same incentives.

However, the writing is absolutely wretched. I couldn't wait to finish reading the book and plowed through the last few chapters by sheer force of will. On the positive side, the book is merciful
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
Nov 16, 2012 Indeneri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business

This book gets two stars because it has one or two good concepts in it. However, it seems to be haunted by an all American ghost of generation past. Te wistful longing for american cars, the rebuilding of asia...

The writing is pretty bad and I had to force myself to finish it. The only reason I made it to the end was that its a relatively short book.

I agree with the main concepts, take one minute to praise an employee as soon as they do something worthy, and take one minute to reprimand if som
Al Spaulding
May 11, 2013 Al Spaulding rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book on a whim while walking through Barnes and Noble and sat down to look through it while drinking my coffee.
90 minutes went by and I was still there. I ended up reading the entire book and even pulling out my notebook and taking notes while doing so.

A short, entertaining, read but definitely full of golden nuggets of value.
The 3 secrets left me smiling at the end of every chapter because these simple yet effective tools can improve ones life not only in the workplace but in
Feb 19, 2012 Darryl rated it liked it
I enjoyed the format. The young 'go-getter' looks for advice from the seasoned manager that everyone loves to work for.

The book focuses on three practices of a 'One Minutes Manager: Goal Setting, Praisings, and Reprimands.

I liked the one minutes goal setting which describes how the manager ensured both him and his employees were on the same page. In the goal setting phase both parties draft expectations in regards to a new project, and before proceeding make sure that they are heading toward
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Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is the coauthor of the iconic bestseller, The One Minute Manager, and 60 other books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works have been translated into more than 27 languages and in 2005 he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

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