Title: The One Minute Manager
Author: Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson
Along with QBQ! My job gave me this book to read as well for my training seminar. Though I reviewed QBQ first I’ll admit that I didn’t read it first but rather this book. I was anticipating a small instruction manual type of book but when I cracked open the spine I found myself surprised. The book did not read like a text book or manual, this book read a bit like a story, which made for easy light reading.
Truth be told how this book presented its information was fantastic, I got through the 100-ish pages during my down time at work. It took me less than half a day to read it between calls. This little book presented a lot of great information in a quick and easy way to read. It told the story of a young man who was looking for an effective manager and it showed his journey as he learned about the one minute manager.
I will admit the premise and story line of the book was a bit corny and I may not be fully sold on the concepts of the book but it was a nice refreshing breath to read versus some of the text books and manuals that I have had to slog my way through in the past. So I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars for being so brief, concise and yet informative. If one wants a quick read on management then this is a go to book as it does have some pretty good ideas.