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

Ken Blanchardand Fred Finch

We are firm believers in the 80/20 rule: Eighty percent of the results that leaders need to get in working with their people come from about 20 percent of the leadership activities they could do. The three secrets of The One Minute Manager1 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 engage in, they could provide them with the outcome they desire (the 80 percent). These three skills are core to effective partnering ...

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