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The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard (1982)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688014291, Hardcover)
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:48:07 -0500)
Ken Blanchard describes the parable of The one minute manager, and why the issues raised throughout the story are important to American enterprises. Broadcaster Dave Dawson interviews Spencer Johnson where they discuss the importance of goal-setting and the techniques of the one-minute praise and one-minute reprimand.
(summary from another edition)
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