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The On-Time, On-Target Manager: How a "Last-Minute Manager" Conquered Procrastination

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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by William Morrow (first published 2004)
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Jan 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: managers, leaders, procrastinators
This book is about how to overcome procrastination (for self, managers) to be "on time, on target".

The strategy is called "The 3 P Strategy: Priority, Propriety, Commitment".

Use this strategy if there are performance issues, not effective if there are character issues.

"My job as CEO is to help good people get in touch with what is really important, not only at work but in life, so they can help themselves and others win --- an achieve the necessary results.

PRIORITY: "What is most important?" TRI
Vahid Zoghi
Jul 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommended to Vahid by: Elaheh Nolehdan
Precise and straight to the point. A well organized story makes it an interesting book which can help everyone be a better manager and better at making personal decisions.
Gordon Alley
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
A help for those who procrastinate. You have got to want it!
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A lot like Who Moved My Cheese with some pithy passages that will speak to you as you go through the short book. It might take an hour to read so even if it turns out not to resonate with you, you're only out an hour.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick read with poignant words of wisdom.
Amy Jo
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a favorite of mine. Simple, easy to read, and worthwhile. Its something I will read more than once because the principles are good.
Oct 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I read this book in one afternoon, it's a business-novel, very easy to read and not many pages (for people who don't have much time). Bob the Manager is a Last-minute manager who's put on probation. He meets with the CEO (Chief Effectiveness Officer) and learns about the 3Ps, that aren't really 3Ps (which is really stupid I think). It's all about procrastination, not making the right choices about what to do first (priority). The result is that Bob not only becomes a better manager, but better p ...more
Feb 22, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Bob, the incredibly obtuse manager is put on probation and assigned to meet with the "Chief Effectiveness Officer" daily. He discovers the three "P"s of becoming an on-time, on-target manager so that he can do some actual work at his company rather than sit around reading trade magazines all day and then turning in all his assignments late. No one employs people like this anymore, do they? This book is insultingly simple and a waste of time and/ or money. I was pleased to have borrowed the audio ...more
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
A light read in the form of a business parable, Blanchard & Gottry offer predictable advice centering on centering on prioritization, propriety in execution, and commitment.

The tone throughout is fairly condescending, as exemplified by the main character being described in many different forms as the xxx-manager. For example, the "suddenly-surprised manager," or the "somewhat-confused-but-hopeful manager.

Adequate. Two stars.
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Ken Blanchard's books seem to always be worth my time. This rating is more in reference to other books he's written, otherwise it would receive a 4 star. This book didn't have quite the impact as, say, his "Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager". The story seems like it rushes through the "story" part, whereas in some cases, I like to feel really immersed in the story which helps me better remember its principles.
Ahmad Nasiraee
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
کتاب خوبیه. در کل روی سه اصل برای انجام امور بنا شده. از اونجایی که این سه اصل تقریبا باعث تدوام مطالعه می شه اینجا نمی گم!
نوشتار و سبک کتاب به گونه ای داستان گونه بین یک مدیر و کارشناس بهره وری هست که توصیه هایی رو برای نظم بخشی میده.
با توجه به ترجمه رون و متن ساده زمان زیادی برای مطالعه نیاز نداره.
گرچه اصول تقریبا بدیهی هستند اما پایبندی به اونها و رعایتشون تلاش زیادی رو می طلبه
Aaron Raphael
I really expected much more from this book. It was a tad too simple and did not offer enough depth or something really unique or refreshing for me at least; probably unless you are really like the "last-minute" manager. Nonetheless, it was a quick 2-hr read through and compared with all the other Ken Blanchard books I've read, this one ranks at the bottom thus far.
j'aime le manager minute plus que ce livre;j'ai cru que c'est un livre de management mais c’est de développement personnel...Il traite le problème de la procrastination _mon Big Problem_ mais ses idées sont très banals.

"Mais tu dois vouloir...parce que personne d'autre ne peut vouloir pour toi"
May 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Awalnya memang kurang tertarik dengan buku non fiksi, karena saya suka seklai berkhayal. Kenapa bisa baca buku ini??

Karena kantor mewajibakan semua karyawan untuk membaca buku ini dan mempresentasikannya kepada semua staf. Bagus, untuk pengembangan pribadi setiap orang.
Dimana yang tadinya Bob si manager detik terakhir menjadi Bob si manager tepat waktu.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, audiobooks
Excellent book for people with procrastination issues. This offers simple but thoughtful solutions to this common problem within a creative narrative device for a self-help book: a third-person story. The only very minor complaint is that some cheesy dialog detracts at time. Aside from that, a book I would highly recommend if you tend to put things off for too long.
Sep 05, 2009 rated it did not like it
This was pretty hokey. There are much better management books out there - this one was just way too simplistic for me. Although it had some good things to say, it was just framed in this parable-type story about "Bob the Manager" that was pretty lame.

Like I said, some interesting thoughts on management, but I just couldn't enjoy the framework.
Miss Kelly
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
The three P's which really are only 2 Ps and one C is a very helpful book regarding being an effective manger. Prioritize - triage , Propiety - Bill of Rights, and the last one really begins with C..I think it is compassion. Good book though.
Oct 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
Blanchard's parable style can be trite at times, but his message is still meaty and powerful. This time he tackles Procrastination, mostly by reforming your unproductive habits and replacing them with productive, healthy ones. Excellent.
Muhammad Ali
• Three Ps
○ Priority - Prioritize your to-do list
○ Propriety - Do the right thing, at the right time, with the right people, for the rights reason & results
○ Commitment
• Know when to say Yes and when to Say No
Richard Stephenson
Oct 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked it!

Once you've read a Blanchard book, you pretty much know exactly what is going to happen. But dog-gone-it... I still enjoy them and keep picking them up. Fun, quick, and useful.
Suzanne Hazelton
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Easy to read, great story about "Bob the Last Minute Manager" and what he has to do to become more effective both at work and in his home life.
Nicole L.
Mar 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nicole
Great book that reminds us that procrastination is the "thief of time" and that there a way to become more effective at managing the responsibilities that we have. Great read.
Dariam M
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book and greater story. Really helpful!
Jan 04, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-books
super quick read
May 08, 2012 rated it liked it

Quick read. Enjoyed for the principles, not the writing. Looking at how to apply these concepts in the roles of mother, wife and 'house manager' - hopeful it will help.
M Shafiq
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it
3 P's..
Oct 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
The contents of this book are worthy of just a single blog post. This is one book on procrastination that you can gladly procrastinate on.
Diep Anh
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
It taught me to manage my time well when working with others not just in my own. Love the its 3P ;)
Mar 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I didn't care for this book as much as I really liked his other works. Just a little too simplistic for me, not enough in depth explanation of causes of procrastination.
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