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Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations by Ken Blanchard

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Chapter 8. Essential Skills for Partnering for Performance: The One Minute Manager®

Ken BlanchardFred Finch

Over the years, as we’ve been developing our concepts and theories, we have been firm believers in the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of the results that leaders need to get in working with their people will come from about 20 percent of the leadership activities they could do. The three secrets of The One Minute Manager[1] are a perfect example. In this book, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson focus on three basic concepts: one minute goals, one minute praisings, and one minute reprimands or redirection. While these three skills probably represent only 20 percent of the activities that managers could engage in, if done, they will provide them ...

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