The Symbol The New One Minute Manager’s symbol is intended to remind each of us to take a minute out of our day to look into the faces of the people we lead and manage. And to realize that they are our most important resources.
Contents The Symbol A Message from the Authors The Story of The New One Minute Manager The Search The New One Minute Manager The First Secret: One Minute Goals One Minute Goals: Summary The Second Secret: One Minute Praisings One Minute Praisings: Summary The Appraisal The Third Secret: One Minute Re-Directs One Minute Re-Directs: Summary The New One Minute Manager Explains Why One Minute Goals Work Why One Minute Praisings Work Why One Minute Re-Directs Work Another New One Minute Manager The New One Minute Manager’s Game Plan A Gift to Yourself A Gift to Others Acknowledgments Take the Next Step About the Authors Also by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson Copyright About the Publisher
A Message from the Authors The world has changed since the publication of the original One Minute Manager . Today, organizations must respond faster, with fewer resources, to keep up with ever-changing technology and globalization. To help you lead, manage, and succeed in this changing world, we’re happy to offer you The New One Minute Manager . Since the underlying principles in the now-classic story remain the same—and have helped so many millions of people around the world—a good deal of this story also remains the same. But, just as the world has changed, so has the One Minute Manager. He has a new , more collaborative approach to leading and motivating people. When he first started teaching his Three Secrets, top-down leadership was a way of life. These days effective leadership is more of a side-by-side relationship. You’ll see that reflected in The New One Minute Manager. Today, people look for more fulfillment in their work and their lives. They want to feel engaged and make a meaningful contribution. They’re less willing to trade time on the job to satisfy needs outside of work. The New One Minute Manager understands this, and treats people accordingly—knowing they are key contributors to the organization’s success. He realizes that attracting and keeping talent is a top priority. The key is how he uses his new approach. As the ancient sage Confucius advises, “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to use it.” We trust you’ll consider using the Three Secrets you’ll discover in The New One Minute Manager to succeed in your changing world—not only with colleagues and associates at work, but also with your family and friends. If you do, we’re confident that you and the people you work and live with will enjoy healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Ken Blanchard, PhD Spencer Johnson, MD
The Search O NCE there was a bright young man who was looking for a special kind of manager who could lead and manage in today’s changing world.
- Spring '17