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The coauthor of the phenomenal New York Times best-selling classic The One Minute Manager explores the skills needed to become an effective self-leader in this essential work, now updated throughout.

Just as Ken Blanchard's phenomenal best-selling classic The One Minute Manager gives leaders the three secrets to managing others, this follow-up book gives people the three secrets to managing themselves. In Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, listeners will learn that accepting personal responsibility for their own success leads to power, freedom, and autonomy.

Through a captivating business parable, Ken Blanchard and coauthors Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins show listeners how to apply the world-renowned Situational Leadership II method to their own development. The story centers on Steve, a young advertising executive who is about to lose his job. Through a series of talks with a One Minute Manager protégé named Cayla, Steve learns the three secrets of self leadership. His newfound skills not only empower Steve to keep his job but also show him how to ditch his victim mentality to continue growing, learning, and achieving.

For decades, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses around the world have followed Ken Blanchard's management methods to increase productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. Now, this newly revised edition of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager empowers people at every level of the organization to achieve success.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Polvera Publishing, Susan Fowler, and Laurie Hawkins (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great and Innovative Book on Self-Leadership

My manager recommended our whole team to read this book, and I really enjoyed it. It delivers a lot of self-leadership, self-development, and communication lessons all through the art of storytelling. The approach this book takes is different from most of the self development and career management books I've read, I'd definitely recommend it.

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Great self-leadership book.

Story a little bland but gets to the point. Storyline from One Minute Manager is better. #Audible1

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  • Xavier Foley
  • 2018-01-01

Be an asset to your company, not a liability.

My impression: the One Minute Manager Revised Edition taught me how to tackle assumptions in the workplace. The two key words that were mentioned are: Competence & commitment. The author, through the use of fictional writing, expresses the need to evaluate your own levels of competence and commitment when dealing with a task of any kind. For example, after finishing the book, I asked myself these questions: Am I a self reliant achiever at this task? Or am I at a place where I must rely on others to assist me in a situation where there is uncertainty? A self leader realises their strength and weaknesses and is willing to ask for what they need in order to get the job done. The opposite of this is just quitting the job by assuming you just are not cut out for it. Did you ask for what your needs are? Do you need coaching, or support? Have you leveraged your relationships with supportive individuals who can give you the insights needed to solve what you thought was an impossible problem? These are some of the questions that the book has inspired me to ask myself. This reminds me of the distinction between an infant child and a self leader. I wont compare a child to an adult, because unfortunately, there is clear evidence that a person who is mature in age can still display childish behavior when faced with a difficult task. So what is the difference between childish mentality and self leadership mentality? A child must wait for its needs to come to it voluntarily. The child does this by crying and complaining till it gets what it wants. The self leader, on the other hand, does not complain or cry when his/her needs are unmet, but rather, the self leader is proactive in seeking the insights needed to achieve a specific goal. For example, if you go to your superior and all youndo is cry and complain, then you are employing the tactics of a infant child; however, of you ask your superiors for insight, and clearly state what your needs are for particular project, then you are representing the behavior of a self leader. Self leader = asset; Cry baby = liability Be an asset, not a liability. Which one are you?

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  • DG
  • 2017-09-27

Great Illustration ...

This is va great illustration of how to personally execute situational leadership. If you're new to situational leadership this gives you examples and more insight into how the authors intended for it to be executed.

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  • Master
  • 2019-11-18

Awesome!

This book has great insights and really helps you to take a deep look into yourself.

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  • T Swain
  • 2019-11-08

Easy to follow and a great reminder of the simple things it takes to be a great manager and leader

This was an easy book to follow and provided information in a way easy to digest. Great information on leadership and taking on challenges. I recommend this to anyone new or seasoned managers for a quick reminder of the important factors of leadership both self and of others.

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  • MONIQUE CARRIGER
  • 2019-10-24

Insightful

Easy to listen to and understand. Thought provoking and entertaining. Loved it! I will definitely recommend it.

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  • Danilo D.
  • 2019-10-09

good insights wrapped in a frustrating delivery

this book has a lot of really good insights that I absolutely intend on applying in my workspace I recommended the book for both managers and anyone who is in a employee position that is frustrated with their managers however I found it very frustrating that this book decided to tell a big grandiose fictional story in order to deliver the information as opposed to just going through the facts and insights with applicable examples if you're like me and don't enjoy reading fiction novels you're going to find this book very annoying to read despite the fact that the insights are actually very good

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  • Love To Learn
  • 2019-10-07

I don't know how anyone can listen to this

It was painful. 1980s style fluff without a lot of substance. Maybe good for beginners...

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  • Patrick Conner
  • 2019-09-27

I usually like Ken Blanchard, but this one's a dud

maybe there's still some applicable advice in this book, but it seems to be both too diluted by an unusually dull narrative for Mr. Blanchard and cut too short; apparently ending right as it seems the story is just getting going. this book honestly reads as some half-baked predecessor on the way to writing Gung Ho!

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  • Loretta Morris
  • 2019-08-30

Self Leadership

This book is an excellent book. It builds ypur confidenc...goals anf strategies to achieving your goals

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  • Jacob Gaudet
  • 2019-07-27

the story was bland

the story used to teach the lessons was not very interesting. muscle through it though because the information is valuable. over all, glad I got through it.