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The One Minute Manager

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 under Reviews | No comments

The One Minute Manager
Written by Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D. and Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Something I had to read for work. Probably an interesting read for some and maybe even beneficial on some subconscious level for me, but really, I just found it to be a load of tripe. I mean, there are some intriguing ideas and possibly useful concepts, but you have to wade through all the bogus emotions and campy dialogue to get to them. To me, it was really not worth it.

Here are some the most interesting statements that I found in the read:

"Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions." - That is how I feel about blogging. It is all worth it, as long as I get to hear some comments back from people.

"[When reprimanding someone] comment on [their] behavior and not on [their] worth as a person."

"Someone [once] asked Einstein what his phone number was [and] he went to the phone book to look it up. He said he never cluttered his mind with information he could find somewhere else."

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