For all managers and budding managers, Spencer Johnson and Ken Blanchard present a book with some valuable tips on management skills. The book called “The One Minute Manager”, talks about how we as managers need to take a minute out of our day and look into the faces of people we manage. In other words, acting when it matters the most and paying heed to the acts of our primary resources i.e. employees.
In a nutshell, the book gives tips on how to be a successful One Minute Manager by following three steps:
- Follow the 80-20 goal setting rule, which implies 80% of the really important results will come from 20% of the goals. The manager is clear about what he expects.
- Identify people who do the right things and praise them for the effort immediately to ensure that the effort is noticed.
- Not only showering praises, reprimand to is an integral part of the manager’s lookout. Pointing out to mistakes as and when they are committed to avoiding their occurrence in the future is also a manager’s role.