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The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
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Apr 04, 2010

really liked it

I'll eat my words about the "fable approach" to self-help books - in this specific case!

The One Minute Manager has survived all these years - and it is not without merit.

The narrative style is one where the author tells you something, and then tells you what he just told you about. This reinforces the points discussed immensely.

Very briefly, the "three secrets" discussed in the book are
- Set clear goals
- Praise your team
- Reprimand your team
and there are "rules" as to how, and when to do this. Basic stuff, and budding managers would do good remembering these.

The last quote in the book is memorable, because it summarizes the entire book in a few words - Goals Begin Behaviors, Consequences Maintain Behaviors.

The book is a very short read between an hour or two. And it is time well-spent.

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