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About the Book
The brief narrative of The One Minute Manager: Increase Productivity, Profits And Your Own Prosperity demonstrates three simple, albeit pragmatic, techniques that can be used as very effective management tools, such as One Minute Goals, One Minute Reprimands and One Minute Praisings.
One Minute Goals applies to meetings between an employer and an employee - the book stresses on the fact that meeting of this nature must be brief, to-the-point, and unambiguous, leaving no room for confusion-borne errors.
One Minute Reprimands refers to the fact that all aberrations must be reprimanded effectively and immediately, followed by a reassurance that the rebuke was not personal, but was for the employee's performance instead. The last secret technique is the One Minute Appraisal, which means praising an employee for any job well-executed, or any well-made decision, laying emphasis on the reason behind the praise.
The One Minute Manager: Increase Productivity, Profits And Your Own Prosperity also uses excerpts and examples from several studies in the field of behavioral science and medicine that point towards the validity of the aforementioned techniques. These tried-and-tested steps can lead to increased productivity, personal happiness and job satisfaction and have been followed by innumerable businesses and Fortune 500 companies for over twenty years.
Over 13 million copies of this international bestseller have sold till date, and it has been translated into 37 languages, making it one of the most popular books in the field of management.
About the Author
Kenneth Hartley Blanchard, born in New Jersey in 1939, is an American author, specializing in the field and study of management.
He has authored over thirty books, like Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership, Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization, and Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service.
Blanchard procured a Bachelor's degree in government and philosophy at Cornell University in 1961, a Master's degree in counseling and sociology from Colgate University in 1963, and a doctorate from Cornell University in 1967. He currently works in the capacity of a Chief Spiritual Officer for a management training and consulting company that him and his wife co-founded The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is also a trustee and visiting Professor at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Spencer Johnson, born in South Dakota in 1940, is an American author, consultant and motivational speaker.
Johnson has written Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, and "Yes" or "No": The Guide to Better Decisions.
Johnson procured his Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Southern California in 1963, and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has served as a Medical Director, a Consultant, a Research Physician and an Advisor for varied companies in the past, and is now the chairman of Spencer Johnson Partners. Spencer Johnson's books have been translated to over forty seven languages, and many of them have been international bestsellers.