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The one minute manager
Blanchard, Kenneth H.
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New York : William Morrow, [2003]

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111 pages ; 22 cm
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HD31 .B527 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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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 employees.

The One Minute Manager is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands.

The book also presents several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences that clearly explain why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book's end you will know how to apply them to your own situation and enjoy the benefits.

That's why The One Minute Manager has continued to appear on business bestseller lists for more than two decades, and has become an international sensation.

Author Notes

Patrick Spencer Johnson was born in Watertown, South Dakota on November 24, 1938. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Southern California and then graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. While working in a hospital, he grew frustrated at seeing the same patients return with the same ailments, as if they were not trying to get better. He left the hospital to work as director of communications for Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer. He wrote short books to help customers understand complicated technical information.

He went on to write short books about life and business including The One Minute Manager written with Ken Blanchard, The Precious Present, and Who Moved My Cheese? He died from complications of pancreatic cancer on July 3, 2017 at the age of 78.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

The Searchp. 11
The One Minute Managerp. 17
The First Secret: One Minute Goalsp. 25
One Minute Goals: Summaryp. 34
The Second Secret: One Minute Praisingsp. 36
One Minute Praisings: Summaryp. 44
The Appraisalp. 47
The Third Secret: One Minute Reprimandsp. 50
One Minute Reprimands: Summaryp. 59
The One Minute Manager Explainsp. 61
Why One Minute Goals Workp. 65
Why One Minute Praisings Workp. 76
Why One Minute Reprimands Workp. 86
The New One Minute Managerp. 99
A Gift to Yourselfp. 101
A Gift to Othersp. 105
Acknowledgmentsp. 109
About the Authorsp. 110