Leadership Paper on "The One Minute Manager"

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The book ¨The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D. and Spencer Johnson, M.D. demonstrates three practical management concepts of being a One Minute Manager ¨someone who gets good results without taking much time (p.22) by story telling. The book begins with a young man who is seeking and wanting to learn an efficient and productive way of managing people. Interviewing with the One Minute Manager and the people work in the same organization, the young man reveals that the One Minute Manager has developed three processes for building a better manager and for increasing the productivity in the workplace. After he uncovers the three precepts, he finally becomes a One Minute Manager himself. The three concepts described in the book are One Minute Goal Setting, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands.

Refers to the book, One Minute Goal Setting is to make sure people know precisely what they are to do and what the manager expects.

On the page 34, the steps of One Minute Goal Setting are to agree on your goals and see what good behavior looks like. Then, to write out each of your goals on a single sheet of paper use less than 250 words. Next, read and re-read each goal, which requires only a minute or so each time you do it. Then, take a minute every once in a while out of your day to look at your performance, and finally, see whether or not your behavior matches your goal. The reason that the goals must to be write on one sheet of paper and less than 250 words because it is easy to be reviewed frequently, and goal seeks can easily keep their goals in mind. When the young man interviews Mr. Trenell in the company, he tells the...