Synopses & Reviews
One simple idea can set you free: Don't take on a problem if it isn't yours! One of the most liberating books in the extraordinary One Minute Manager Library teaches managers an unforgettable lesson: how to have time to do what they want and need to do. The authors tell why managers who accept every problem given them by their staffs become hopeless bottlenecks. With a vivid, humorous, and too-familar scenario they show a manager loaded down by all the monkeys that have jumped from their rightful owners onto his back. Then step by step they show how managers can free themselves from doing everyone else's job and ensure that every problem is handled by the proper staff person. By using Oncken's Four Rules of Monkey Management managers will learn to become effective supervisors of time, energy, and talent -- especially their own.
If you have ever wondered why you are in the office on the weekends and your staff is on the golf course, The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey is for youit's priceless!
The author tells managers not to take on problems if the problems don't belong to them. He tells them how to give back these monkeys, thus increasing production and reducing stress.
About the Author
Ken Blanchard, 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.