Synopses & Reviews
Ken Blanchard's phenomenal bestsellers, such as The One Minute Manager
and Raving Fans
, have made him a globally recognized business legend. Millions look to Blanchard for innovative approaches to management, leadership, customer service, and much more. Now, he has joined with noted business author Steve Gottry to explore one of the most common and insidious problems plaguing the workplace—procrastination.
The On-Time, On-Target Manager is the story of Bob, a typical middle manager who puts things off to the last minute. As a result, he misses deadlines because his lack of focus causes him to accomplish meaningless tasks before getting to the important things. Like many professionals, Bob rationalizes, justifies, and tries to explain. Luckily, Bob is sent to his company's CEO—which stands for "Chief Effectiveness Officer"—who helps him deal with the three negative side effects of procrastination: lateness, poor work quality, and stress to himself and others. Bob learns how to transform himself from a crisis-prone Last-Minute manager into a productive On-Time, On-Target manager.
With this engaging parable, Blanchard and Gottry offer practical strategies any professional can put into practice to improve his or her performance.
A funny book that makes you cry. A sadbook that makes you laugh. A book about two sisters and their family that makes you wish you were part of it--and grateful that you are not. In short, this book is one surprise after another. The only thing that is not a surprise is that Vera B. Williams has created a wholly unforgettable, absolutely wonderful portrait of Amber, Essie, and their world. Open the book. You will never be the same again.
The author of the bestselling classic "The One-Minute( Manager" explores one of the most common and insidious problems plaguing the workplace: Procrastination.
About the Author
Ph.D., is a prominent, gregarious, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant. He is usually characterized by friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and passionate men in business today. Blanchard's impact as a writer is far reaching. His perennial bestsellers include Raving Fans
and Whale Done!
He is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a full-service global management training and consulting company that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979 in San Diego. He is also cofounder of The Center for FaithWalk Leadership, a nonprofit ministry committed to challenging and equipping people to Lead Like Jesus.
Susan Fowler is one of the world's foremost experts on personal empowerment and has spoken on the subject in all fifty of the United States and more than twenty foreign countries. With Ken Blanchard and Laurence Hawkins she created -- and is the lead developer of -- Situational Self Leadership;®, which focuses on empowerment and taking the initiative when you're not in charge. She is an adjunct professor for the University of San Diego's masters of science in executive leadership program.
Laurence Hawkins is an internationally renowned management consultant, motivational speaker, and -- with Ken Blanchard and Susan Fowler -- the coauthor of the Situational Self Leadership program. Hawkins received his bachelor's degree in American history and literature from Williams College and his master's and doctoral degrees in leadership and organizational behavior from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.